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Re: [IPu] Lantus



Hi Kathy,
The Lantus price I quote is the NZ price obtained by Pharmac
for ists subsided script price.
There is a history of AUS paying more for drugs than NZ (who
knows why) ?  Maybe the drug companies "factor in" the higher price
of scripts here ??
That's what I'm wondering about ..
Cheers,
 Janette
(Yes, the info was provided by a New Zealander).
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kathy & Alex Scott" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2006 6:44 AM
Subject: Re: [IPu] Lantus


> Hi there - I understand that Lantus is to be funded from July 1 in NZ, 
> which is very good news. Haven't heard what Pharmac will pay for it as 
> yet - will tell you when the new schedule arrives at the Pharmacy. Kathy.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Janette Dunn" <email @ redacted>
> To: <email @ redacted>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2006 11:25 PM
> Subject: [IPu] Lantus
>>
>> Hi All,
>> Have heard on the "grape vine" that Lantus should reach the PBS
>> and be subsidised in August (in AUS).
>> Has anyone else heard this ?
>>
>> Also heard from the CWD group that Lantus in costs the NZ Govt $93
>> on Pharmac.  Yes .. that's NZ $'s ...
>>
>> Wonder what the AUS Govt is going to pay for it ???
>>
>> Why do I think it will be more .............??
>>
>> Janette
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