13 May 2024

Trans-Tasman collaboration investigates rare disorders

From Afternoons, 1:15 pm on 13 May 2024

While the prevalence of rare disorders in New Zealand might be up for debate, the impact of a rare disorder diagnosis is not - it's life-changing. However, access to publicly funded medication is limited, with patients facing multiple barriers to treatment.

A Trans-Tasman collaboration is conducting clinical trials across both Australia and New Zealand in a bid to widen the access to investigational medication. Dr Richard Stubbs, the Chief Medical Officer at Momentum Clinical Research, speaks to Jesse.

Pharmaceutical research Scientist developing a new drug or vaccine in the lab.

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