Italy's block on AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines prompts warning against 'vaccine protectionism' from Australian Government

9 March 2021 - The Australian Government says it wants to build a "coalition of countries" to pressure the European Union ...

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Department of Health publishes Public Summary Document for medicine without a published outcome

8 March 2021 - The Department of Health has published a Public Summary Document for mometasone furoate with indacaterol maleate ...

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Is the Department of Health guilty of abusing its monopsonistic power?

8 March 2021 - In these times of heightened sensitivities, is it time the folks in Canberra got called out ...

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‘We can’t do much with 50 doses’: GPs concerned about supply, capability of COVID-19 vaccine

7 March 2021 - With GPs to start vaccinating patients against COVID-19 in two weeks, one doctor in Melbourne’s west ...

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Where is the corrigenda?

8 March 2021 - Can the Department of Health simply ignore PBAC advice? ...

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Australian rollout to include 4,500 GP clinics as it moves to phase 1b

7 March 2021 - Local doctors will be brought in for phase 1b of the rollout, which targets older people ...

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PBAC Public Summary Documents - November 2020 meeting

5 March 2021 - The Public Summary Documents (positive recommendations and subsequent decisions not to recommend) from the November 2020 PBAC ...

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AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot says ­vaccine is 100 per cent effective

5 March 2021 - The global head of AstraZeneca has declared the company’s ­vaccine is 100 per cent effective against ...

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Italy, EU refuse AstraZeneca request to ship 250,000 doses of vaccine to Australia

5 March 2021 - Italy and the European Union have blocked a shipment of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine destined for Australia ...

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CSL warns AstraZeneca booster shots not available until end of year

2 March 2021 - Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine maker CSL says it is open to making booster shots for AstraZeneca for ...

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Expanding access to life changing medicines for thousands of Australians

1 March 2021 - How many typos can you spot? I have clocked three. ...

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Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits - 1 March 2021

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

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The first doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID vaccine have arrived. What happens next?

28 February 2021 - Australia has doubled its coronavirus vaccine stocks after hundreds of thousands of doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca ...

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Eczema medicine Dupixent added to Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

26 February 2021 - Eczema has a significant effect on sufferers’ physical and mental wellbeing, but the new listing of a ...

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The common medicines hit with shortages as COVID supply issues worsen

24 February 2021 - Australians are being forced to take desperate measures to track down prescription medications they need as ...

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