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Archive for May, 2016

Gordon Campbell on the govt’s token plans for cyber-security

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Basically, the world is divided into two types of people: those who think the Panama Papers illustrate the bad shit that some people do, and those who think the Panama Papers illustrate what needs to be done to make sure no-one else discovers the shit – good or bad – ...

Gordon Campbell on Pharmac’s grudging concession to reality

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Is this any way to run a health system… whereby terminally ill patients are forced into public demonstrations before the government (and its funding agency Pharmac) will grudgingly provide the money for life-saving treatments freely available and publically funded in Australia for the best part of a year? The money ...

Gordon Campbell on Pharmac’s indefensible stance on the new melanoma drugs

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

One of the interesting line items in this month’s Budget will be the one that sets out the increase – if any – in Pharmac’s base funding, to enable it to meet the huge cost of the new class of so called ‘biologics’ drugs for treating advanced skin cancer. To ...