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Two of New Zealand's leading cancer experts have slammed Pharmac's proposal to take away the special exemption which gives children with cancer access to any drug they need.
Children's Commissioner Andrew Becroft is warning Pharmac not to play one group of children with a life-threatening illness off against another.
A woman trying to get drugs funded for young SMA patients is horrified Pharmac says it might end blanket funding of kids' cancer medicines because she accused it of discrimination.
More than a 1000 people are expected to request to end their lives in the first year of New Zealand's assisted dying regime, the Ministry of Health says.
Patients requesting euthanasia will be given unapproved, unregulated and "off label" medicines, sparking warnings of prolonged and distressing deaths.
Laura Hume says it was only after her health began deteriorating that she found out she was one of thousands of people who had been switched to a generic drug in a cost saving drive by Pharmac.
Palliative care experts who say we are woefully unprepared to introduce assisted dying are asking ethical and legal questions about euthanasia.
Palliative care specialists fear health practitioners with as little as six hours online training could end up providing euthanasia for patients who would have wanted to live if they had proper care…
"We have no system to monitor therapeutic non-equivalence and in my opinion this cannot be discounted as a root cause of the deaths."
Prison guards threatened to pepper spray an inmate and then went on to put her in a headlock minutes after she'd attempted suicide.
One of the last acts of the Dirty Politics saga has come to a dramatic end in court today with lobbyist Carrick Graham apologising for spreading defamatory statements about three public health…
The drug at the centre of an inquest into six epilepsy deaths was made at a plant in India that was investigated for significant quality control issues in 2017.
Auckland Women's Prison treated inmates in a "degrading," "cruel" and "inhumane" manner in a "concerted effort to break their spirit," according to a stinging ruling from a district court judge.
The SIS broke into a house and found evidence a man was raping his daughter, but didn't inform police. She was abused for two more years before she finally escaped.
An asthmatic woman who was bombed with pepper spray in her Auckland prison cell is going to court to stop Corrections using the gas, which is marketed as 'making grown men cry since 1975'. Video
The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service behaved in a "questionable" way by deciding not to inform police it knew a serious crime was being committed, an investigation by the Inspector-General of…
Two GPs caring for patients who died after switching brands of an epilepsy drug say they were not aware of the Pharmac brand switch when they prescribed the drug for their patients.
The first official recognition that changing brands of epilepsy drugs may have been a factor in at least one of six deaths has come to light as a Chief Coroner's inquest into the brand switch opens…
Corrections appears to have broken the law by keeping two women in a segregation unit for four months at Auckland Region Women's Correctional Facility, a human rights lawyer says.
Two men were granted immunity for murder and rape in exchange for a story that sent Gail Maney to prison for life. Should they have been? Guyon Espiner investigates.
The SIS spied on literary great Denis Glover, newly released files show. Guyon Espiner reports.
Iran is threatening legal action against New Zealand after learning the SIS broke into its Wellington embassy to plant bugs in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Despite a legal battle, the names of those charged in the NZ First Foundation fraud case remain suppressed. As Guyon Espiner reports, the foundation has been shrouded in secrecy from the start.
A former Corrections officer says someone impersonated him to fabricate evidence in the case of convicted murderer Gail Maney.
The SIS knew a young woman was being sexually abused by her father but failed to lodge a complaint with the police, effectively allowing the abuse to continue for years, a former spy says.