Public Summary Documents - December 2019 PBAC meeting

9 April 2020 - The Public Summary Documents relating to the December 2019 PBAC meeting are now available. ...

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CSL boosting flu vaccine supply in coronavirus crisis

8 April 2020 - Australia’s biggest health company, CSL, is stepping up supplies of the latest flu vaccine after Health ...

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Cash back for health fund members from COVID-19

6 April 2020 - Health fund members could be in line for hundreds of dollars in cash payments or premium ...

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Medicines Australia and the Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association granted interim authorisation by the ACCC

3 April 2020 - In an important collaborative step, Medicines Australia and the Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association have today ...

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Controversial malaria drug for COVID-19 cases on way to Australia

4 April 2020 - Australia has secured 2,000 courses of an anti-malaria drug that are to be shipped here and available ...

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Truvada removed from PBS in Australia but affordable generic PrEP alternatives available

2 April 2020 - Australians will no longer be able to access Truvada from, which is used for HIV treatment ...

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Blood cancer treatment added to PBS

1 April 2020 - Nearly a decade after doctors told him he had up to six years to live, Ian ...

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Flu vaccination more important than ever during the month of April

1 April 2020 - With the 2020 flu season not far away, all Australians — and especially those in vulnerable groups ...

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Breakthrough medicines now available for blood cancer, breast cancer, HIV and epilepsy, saving patients up to $194,000

1 April 2020 - There’s new hope for thousands of Australian patients with myeloma, breast cancer, HIV and epilepsy, with the ...

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Authorised nurse practitioners now eligible to prescribe certain Highly Specialised Drugs

1 April 2020 - From 1 April 2020, authorised nurse practitioners can prescribe hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV medicines ...

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People over 65 to be given new flu shot for free

1 April 2020 - Amid the COVID-19 chaos, everyone is being urged to get the flu vaccine early this year.  ...

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Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits - 1 April 2020 update

1 April 2020 - The April 2020 issue of the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits is out and now in effect. ...

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1 April 2020 price disclosure confirmed prices

31 March 2020 - Confirmed 1 April 2020 prices resulting from the 2020 April cycle of price disclosure have been published ...

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Expansion of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme continued dispensing arrangements COVID-19

31 March 2020 - The Australian Government has extended the temporary Continued Dispensing (Emergency Measures) for three months to 30 ...

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Ensuring continued access to medicines during the COVID-19 pandemic

31 March 2020 - The Australian Government has approved a number of temporary changes to medicines regulation to ensure Australians can ...

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