Supplementary Order Paper No 215

New clause 21C

After clause 21B (page 16, after line 4), insert:

21C PHARMAC report

(1)

PHARMAC must publish a report annually that includes information on—

(a)

the quantities of medications funded for use under this Act in the relevant year; and

(b)

the total cost of the medications identified in paragraph (a); and

(c)

other medications that would have been funded by PHARMAC if not for the funding of medication for the purposes of this Act.

(2)

In this section, PHARMAC means the Pharmaceutical Management Agency.