Diabetes medications not being funded on 1st December could be in our favour.
On Thursday Pharmac announced the new diabetes medications that were to be funded from 1st Dec are not going to be available as promised. There have been so many submissions on the special authority criteria they were proposing, they have asked for more time to consider a better SA criterion. There is no indication what this will be or when they will be available, but in the long run, we are hoping that more whānau will be eligible for these medications.
I will keep you updated on the changes and arrange education once we know the details.
The nation guidelines for prescribing will roll out in December as promised but may need updating once the SA criteria is known.
Diabetes Nurse Hauraki PHO
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