Side View Of Elderly Woman Drinking Water

Today, Pharmac has published the minutes of the August PTAC (Pharmacology and Therapeutics Advisory Committee) meeting, where the proposal to defund food thickeners for people with MND with a swallowing disorder was discussed. The recommendation from the advisory committee is for access to funded food thickeners be retained in the community for people with MND … Read more

Random Pill Cluster Photo

Late last week we were advised Medsafe had updated the prescribing regime for Riluzole, a drug that can slow the progression of some types of MND. The change indicated repeats could no longer be prescribed by GPs, and instead would have to come from a specialist. This issue was raised directly with Medsafe, and they … Read more

Medication For Motor Neurone Disease

Motor Neurone Disease NZ has been made aware of a change Medsafe has recently made to the prescribing regime for Riluzole (Rilutek). Riluzole can slow the progression for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and progressive bulbar palsy (PBP) – the most common types of MND. Our understanding is that the changes mean GPs no longer can … Read more

Side View Of Elderly Woman Drinking Water

MND NZ is extremely disappointed with Pharmac’s proposal to phase out funding of food thickeners for…