This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Official Information request 'Which thyroid medications and bio-identical T4, T3 equivalents meet criteria for government funding'.

14 August 2015 
Ms Belinda Hodson 
Via email: [FYI request #3000 email] 
Dear Ms Hodson 
Thank you for your request received 31 July 2015 under the Official Information Act 1982 
(OIA) for information relating  to thyroid medications.  You  have  asked  for  information 
relating to the criteria for subsidisation by the government.  
We have interpreted your request for information relating to criteria, to  refer to 
PHARMAC’s Decision Criteria, an assessment tool we use to make funding decisions.  
Part of the information you have requested in part one of your request, relating to the 
years 1960, 1970, 1980 and 1990, is believed to be held by the Ministry of Health. 
Accordingly, I am transferring this  part  of your request to the Ministry of Health under 
Section 14(b)(i) of the OIA. 
PHARMAC will provide a response to your request for information as soon as possible 
and know later than the due date of 28 August 2015.  
If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us again. 
Yours sincerely 
Jude Urlich 
Director of Engagement and Implementation 

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