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This weekend on The Nation: Pharmac, Health, Cannabis

Published: Fri 6 May 2016 05:22 PM
This weekend on The Nation...
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman announced a funding boost for Pharmac this week, to go towards a melonoma drug. So has the Government caved to public pressure? And with critics saying health funding is dropping in real terms, is the sector being squeezed too tight?
Then Lisa Owen speaks to Labour's deputy leader and health spokesperson Annette King about the party's upcoming health summit and what she would do differently.
And as international drug experts gather in Auckland this week, we talk to US expert Beau Kilmer about the options for legalising cannabis and how it's working in states like Colorado.
We'll discuss all this and more with our panel: former Green Party staffer David Cormack, Fairfax political editor Tracy Watkins, and former Act leader Jamie Whyte.
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