Electronic prescribing

19 September 2019 - Electronic Prescribing will provide an option for prescribers (including doctors, dentists, optometrists, midwives and nurse practitioners), and ...

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Xanax still being overprescribed despite policy changes

19 September 2019 - Patients are still being prescribed hundreds of Xanax tablets a year despite a cut in government ...

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Three-year-old Matilda's ability to walk is giving hope to those with spinal muscular atrophy

18 September 2019 - The disease, which has been described as motor neurone disease for children, is the leading cause of ...

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'Barriers in place': access to asthma medication key to reducing deaths

8 September 2019 - High school teacher Gabriel Wenman admits she was once terrible at taking her asthma medication. ...

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'Ridiculous' to force women to visit GP for a repeat pill prescription, pharmacists say

6 September 2019 - The Pharmacy Guild has urged Health Minister Greg Hunt to kick-start a process to allow women ...

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Pharmacy face off: Chemist Warehouse’s push to provide free prescription medicine

4 September 2019 - Australia’s largest pharmacy retailer, Chemist Warehouse, is offering to provide free prescription medicine, if restrictive rules ...

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Medicare bulk billing at record level

4 September 2019 - An increased number of Australians are attending General Practitioner (GP) appointments without reaching into their pockets, with ...

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$320 a night to stay in a public hospital after two funds slash rebate

4 September 2019 - Australians insured with HCF face hundreds of dollars per night in out-of-pocket fees if they are ...

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ACCC sues Medibank for incorrectly rejecting health insurance claims

3 September 2019 - Consumer watchdog alleges 60 members upgraded their policies needlessly to access coverage they had already paid for. ...

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More than half pay top dollar for health insurance

4 September 2019 - More than half of all health fund members now have the most ­extensive — and expensive ...

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Free prescriptions blocked by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia

3 September 2019 - Australia’s largest pharmacy chain has offered to provide free prescription medicines if restrictive rules are changed. But ...

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Mayne Pharma announces PBS listing of Kapanol for chronic breathlessness

27 August 2019 - Mayne Pharma Group is pleased to announce the PBS has approved the reimbursement of Kapanol low ...

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Australians paying more for their medication after prescription changes knocked back

2 September 2019 - Aussies are paying double for this essential product. But one powerful group is doing everything to keep ...

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Botox placed on PBS to help stroke victims

2 September 2019 - Stroke patients and those who have suffered traumatic brain or spinal cord injuries will save thousands ...

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Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits - 1 September 2019 update

1 September 2019 - The September 2019 issue of the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits is out and now in effect. ...

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