News | Politics
25 Jan 2020 2:15
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Days of Xmas
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Politics

    Pharmac says it welcomes a joint inquiry into four deaths - which have all been linked to the anti-epileptic drug, Logem

    Pharmac says it welcomes a joint inquiry into four deaths - which have all been linked to the anti-epileptic drug, Logem


    Chief Coroner Judge Deborah Marshall made the announcement today.

    The deaths come after Pharmac pulled funding from the Lamictal and Arrow brands of the drug - which meant up to 11-thousand people were switched onto the generic Logem.

    Pharmac medical director Dr Ken Clark says he wrote to Judge Marshall last month, offering full assistance to any investigation.

    He's asked to have a full and early opportunity to have input into any inquiry where Pharmac's actions or decisions 'may be relevant'.

    © 2020 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


     Other Politics News
     24 Jan: Coronavirus traps Wuhan residents in a real life horror movie as Chinese city locks down
     24 Jan: New heating requirements are puzzling tenants, landlords and property managers
     24 Jan: Hemp is an eco-friendly material, but anti-marijuana campaigns a century ago set the Australian industry back
     24 Jan: A shortage of logs is behind the possible closure of a Northland sawmill
     24 Jan: Coronavirus infections in China feared to be more widespread than officially reported, Wuhan in lockdown
     23 Jan: US journalist's arrest in Indonesia an 'unacceptable attack on freedom of the press', says Amnesty International
     23 Jan: Workers at Cotton On are outraged the company's unexpectedly closed two Porirua stores
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    New Zealand Rugby's announced an extensive review to futureproof the sport More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    The country's data agency says it's not surprising rents are continuing to skyrocket More...



     Today's News

    Wellington:
    State Highway 2 north of Upper Hutt is closed, after a two car smash 21:57

    Entertainment:
    Catherine Zeta-Jones is “so proud” of her husband Michael Douglas’ Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nomination 21:30

    Law and Order:
    Another person has been arrested following the gang-related drive by shooting in Ruatoria, north of Gisborne last week 21:17

    Entertainment:
    Jamie Foxx doesn't want the Oscars diversity row to overshadow the "deserving" nominees 21:00

    Entertainment:
    Jennifer Aniston was "shaking" after her Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards win 20:30

    Tennis:
    Ash Barty wins Australian Open third-round match to make last 16 at Melbourne Park 20:17

    Entertainment:
    Josh O'Connor has backed the Duchess of Sussex to play herself in an upcoming series of 'The Crown' 20:00

    Entertainment:
    Bong Joon-Ho insists "no one can predict" whether 'Parasite' will be successful at the Oscars 19:30

    Entertainment:
    Robert De Niro called out the "dire" political climate of the US as he accepted a Life Achievement Award at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards on Sunday (19.01.20) 19:00

    Motoring:
    Advice for holiday-makers heading out of Auckland 18:57


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2020 New Zealand City Ltd