MS Wanganui

We provide free support, information and advocacy for people who have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Being diagnosed with MS can be a difficult time for anybody. - Our Field Officer is knowledgable, supportive and available to help clients, their families and support networks.

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Consultation for the funding of Ocrelizumab for Relapsing Remitting MS Pharmac announced yesterday, Wednesday 7th August, that they are now publicly consulting on the proposed funding of Ocrelizumab for RRMS. MSNZ welcomes this announcement which we have been advocating for since May 2017. To read more about our work in this area and our submissions made please see here: https://www.msnz.org.nz/ocrevus-ocrelizumab/ Funding would be available from 1 December 2019 and would be subject to the current criteria for access and exit as the other funded MS treatments. For more information about this please see the attached document. MSNZ will be making a submission to Pharmac and continue to highlight the following areas: – Advocating to make the treatment available before 1 December due to the increasing urgency of many people to switch treatments. – Requesting that the application and review process for switching can begin prior to 1 December to reduce further delay. – Increasing access by making ...

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