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The headline "Pharmac says all patients who meet criteria will get next generation diabetes drugs, despite concerns".   This article by Stephen Forbes, Local Democracy Reporter for Stuff describes concerns around access to the important new diabetes medications.   Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa Board member Graham King (Ngāti Tai) who was diagnosed with diabetes in 1990 describes his concerns around access to this medication, he was introduced to it on a trial and is described as commenting that "for all those diabetics that may have to eventually go on dialysis or get a kidney transplant, these drugs are life changing”.    Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa chairman, Dr John Baker is reported as saying  "by his own estimates, 120,000 people could meet the criteria to receive both drugs".

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/local-democracy-reporting/300433937/pharmac-says-all-patients-who-meet-criteria-will-get-next-generation-diabetes-drugs-despite-concerns?fbclid=IwAR1u0v4zJAMxqb8sCQRUOFSaqsal4gcwdYZPsFpc2tr6bPblOMyaTc1lOFA