Cancer Society critical of Pharmac saying they 'lack accountability, lack transparency, are slow'

Cancer Society critical of Pharmac saying they 'lack accountability, lack transparency, are slow'

This morning on TVNZ1's Breakfast, Cancer Society's medical director Dr Chris Jackson said it was "beyond any shadow of a doubt" the access to cancer drugs and treatment was better in Australia, Canada and the UK than in New Zealand.

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Philip Morris calls for tax break in switch from cigarettes to tobacco sticks

Philip Morris calls for tax break in switch from cigarettes to tobacco sticks

Philip Morris says it will switch to smokefree tobacco products as soon as this year but wants a tax break on its e-cigarette business.

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Smoking and vaping in cars with children to be banned

Smoking and vaping in cars with children to be banned

The Smoke-free Environments Act will be amended to ban smoking or vaping with people under the age of 18 while in vehicles, parked or moving.

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Health Minister David Clark commits to improving cancer treatment for all Kiwis

Health Minister David Clark commits to improving cancer treatment for all Kiwis

Health Minister David Clark has vowed to get the ball rolling a national cancer plan to improve Kiwis' access to fair and consistent cancer treatment, regardless of where they live.

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Cancer Care at a Crossroads Conference - Dr Chris Jackson

Cancer Care at a Crossroads Conference - Dr Chris Jackson

Our Medical Director, Oncologist Dr Chris Jackson writes about why we need the Cancer Care at a Crossroads conference now.

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Newshub: Vaping business booming in New Zealand

Newshub: Vaping business booming in New Zealand

There's been a 30 percent increase in people contacting Quitline this year, and 10 percent of them are using vaping as a tool to give up.

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Calls for mandatory sunscreen testing after latest results

Calls for mandatory sunscreen testing after latest results

Cancer Society chief executive Mike Kernaghan says it's a no-brainer to have a proper standard for sunscreen. "We have the highest rate of melanoma in the world, yet we don't regulate a really important factor in protecting ourselves from the danger of UV rays."

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Red faces: Only three sunscreens pass Consumer NZ test

Red faces: Only three sunscreens pass Consumer NZ test

Consumer NZ's latest test of sunscreens has found six out of 10 products did not meet their label claims.

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Government looking at ban on smoking in cars with kids

Government looking at ban on smoking in cars with kids

Associate Minister of Health Jenny Salesa has revealed she's been working to ban smoking in cars with children for a few months.

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Ban smoking in cars with kids - Duncan Garner

Ban smoking in cars with kids - Duncan Garner

Children are knowingly breathing in toxic smoke.

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 Kiwis' slip, slop, slap and wrap knowledge slipping away

Kiwis' slip, slop, slap and wrap knowledge slipping away

New Zealanders are not being sun smart, and we are paying for it with our lives, a new study reveals.

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Lung cancer survivor wants Pharmac to fund drugs she received in trial

Lung cancer survivor wants Pharmac to fund drugs she received in trial

Wellington woman Marjolein Baas was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2016 and was given four months to live.

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