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Patients Missing Out Due to Drug Access Rules

August 29, 2018 | Uncategorised

‘They’ve Hung Me Out To Dry’ ‘Hundreds of people with Multiple Sclerosis in New Zealand are being denied drugs that have been shown to help combat the disease’ TVNZ News Now.     Criteria for Multiple Sclerosis drugs ‘budget not […]


Mastering Mountains Expedition Grant

July 16, 2018 | Uncategorised

MSNZ and the Mastering Mountains Charitable Trust are proud to announce the inaugural 2018 Mastering Mountains Expedition Grant recipient, Tracey Hall. Tracey isn’t one to let anything hold her back from achieving her dreams, let alone her MS diagnosis. An […]


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June 28, 2018 | Advocacy, Support, Treatments, Uncategorised

In 2017 MSNZ officially endorsed ‘Brain Health: time matters in MS’ , an international consensus report providing recommendations on diagnosis, therapeutic strategies and improving access to treatment in MS. Since then we have used the principles to direct and provide international […]


Brain health: time matters in MS

June 27, 2018 | Uncategorised

On Saturday 26th May Professor Helmut Butzkueven was invited to speak at the annual MS Auckland Research Day. Professor Butzkueven was in the country to speak on behalf of Multiple Sclerosis New Zealand at three advocacy meetings regarding the importance […]


Advocating For Increased Access to MS Treatments

June 14, 2018 | Advocacy, Research, Treatments

On Monday 28th May Multiple Sclerosis New Zealand (MSNZ) with Professor Helmut Butzkueven, of Monash University in Melbourne, met with members of PHARMAC staff to discuss our continued concerns with the very restrictive access criteria for MS disease modifying treatments […]