20 Nov 2020

Medical experts say diabetes treatment in NZ racist

From Morning Report, 8:28 am on 20 November 2020

A group of medical experts say the way diabetes is treated in New Zealand is racist - but a solution at hand.

The co-authors of an editorial in the New Zealand Medical Journal, published today, are calling for the drug-buying agency Pharmac to fund two drugs that could dramatically improve the lives of people with diabetes.

They argue the failure to acquire the drugs until now is a symptom of intrinsic racial inequity.

Co-authors Dr Rawiri Jansen speaks to Susie Ferguson.