Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits - 1 October 2022

1 October 2022 - The October 2022 issue of the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits is out and now in effect. ...

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Patients will pay less for critical medicines including ‘miracle’ cancer drug

26 September 2022 - Australians will have cheaper access to medicines for migraines, arthritis, bipolar, stomach ulcers and several cancers. ...

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Australians have access to more affordable and life changing medicines on PBS

26 September 2022 - From 1 October 2022, Australians will pay less at the pharmacy for new and updated medicines on ...

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National Medicines Policy draft strides ahead but still room for improvement

26 September 2022 - Stakeholders have until tomorrow night to submit their feedback on the refreshed National Medicines Policy that ...

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13 million Novavax doses due to expire as Australians stick to mRNA boosters

21 September 2022 - Novavax COVID vaccines procured by the federal government in the hopes of convincing hesitant Australians to ...

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Insurer to return $40 million in health care claims to 600,000 Aussies

20 September 2022 - Health insurance company nib is returning $40 million in health care claims to more than 600,000 ...

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2022 October price disclosure cycle – confirmed prices and patient savings reports

19 September 2022 - Confirmed prices reports for brands to be reduced on 1 October 2022 have now been published on ...

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Has there actually been early resolution for early resolution resubmissions?

15 September 2022 - Following on from this week's article on early re-entry resubmissions, today we took a close look ...

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Nomination for an early re-entry resubmission - what exactly does it mean?

12 September 2022 - We compare and contrast the submissions nominated by the PBAC in March for an early re-entry ...

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Australia's first bivalent COVID-19 vaccine to join rollout

12 September 2022 - The Australian Government has accepted a recommendation from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation on the ...

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Your money or your life? Cancer’s crushing cost

10 September 2022 - The first thing many cancer patients see when they arrive at the oncology ward is the EFTPOS ...

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Rare cancer sufferers fight to get drugs on PBS

9 September 2022 - People with rare cancers are being forced to sell their homes, raid their superannuation and fundraise ...

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PBAC Public Summary Documents (first time rejections and deferrals) - May 2022 meeting

9 September 2022 - The Public Summary Documents (first time rejections and deferrals) from the May 2022 PBAC meeting are now ...

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Large scale population based surveys linked to administrative health databases as a source of data on health utilities in Australia

8 September 2022 - It is ideal that modelling studies apply health utility values that are compatible, derived using common methods, ...

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Cheaper scripts for millions

7 September 2022 - For the first time in its 75 year history, the maximum cost of general scripts under ...

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