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New Zealand Proposes to Use Smith and Nephew Implants

Feb. 7, 2017

New Zealand’s medical device and drug regulator is proposing to let the country’s hospitals purchase about 4,200 orthopedic implants and associated products from Smith and Nephew.

The Pharmaceutical Management Agency’s (PHARMAC) proposal would allow Smith and Nephew to supply the products at negotiated prices starting March 1.

District Health Board hospitals would continue to be able to purchase other suppliers’ brands of orthopedic implants and associated products, the agency said. — Jeff Kinney

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