Outcomes of the May 2021 PBAC intracycle meeting

18 June 2021 - The outcomes from the May 2021 PBAC meeting are now available. ...

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Efficient funding of chemotherapy review - submissions on discussion paper

18 June 2021 - The efficient funding of chemotherapy review discussion paper was released on 21 May 2021 to gain ...

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Vaccine confusion as clots force jab switch for two million

17 June 2021 - Health authorities are scrambling to switch more than two million Australians aged under 60 to the ...

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Expanded PBS listing to save Australians around $120,000 a year

17 June 2021 - More than 800 Australians with stage IV advanced or metastatic kidney cancer will now have improved access ...

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Health care funding decisions and real world benefits: reducing bias by matching untreated patients

14 June 2021 - Governments and health insurers often make funding decisions based on health gains from randomised controlled trials.  ...

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Updated financial estimates workbook

10 June 2021 - An updated version of the Utilisation and Cost Model workbook and User Manual is now available to ...

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End ‘vaccine frustration’ and let pharmacies join the rollout: Pharmacy Guild

9 June 2021 - New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia could all soon join Queensland in allowing rural or ...

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Queensland pharmacies join rollout, 1 million regional vaccines delivered

7 June 2021 - More rural and remote Queenslanders will be rolling up their sleeves as local pharmacies join the national ...

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Safer and more effective shingles vaccine will be available to Aussies - but it won’t come cheap

8 June 2021 - A new shingles vaccine almost twice as effective as the one currently available to Australians will ...

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Post-market review of medicines for smoking cessation – public consultation on the draft report

7 June 2021 - The draft report for the post-market review of medicines for smoking cessation is available for public comment ...

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Pharmacy Guild asks for right to give jab

6 June 2021 - Pharmacists say the COVID-19 immunisation program could be accelerated by three months if they could administer ...

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Calls to fast track Pfizer for Victoria amid ‘phenomenal demand’ for vaccine

3 June 2021 - The Australian Medical Association is pushing for COVID-19 vaccines to be fast-tracked into general practices amid ...

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Department of Health publishes revised agenda for the July 2021 PBAC meeting

3 June 2021 - Thankfully, version 3 clearly notes what has been revised. ...

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A consultancy firm was paid $660,000 to advise on Australia's COVID-19 vaccine strategy. But a government official said they provided no 'specific advice'.

3 June 2021 - McKinsey was paid $660,000 by the Health Department as part of the federal government's COVID-19 vaccine ...

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Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits - 1 June 2021

1 June 2021 - The June 2021 issue of the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits is out and now in effect. ...

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