Amazon Australia signals pharmacy foray with new trademark application

14 January 2020 - The local arm of retail giant Amazon has filed a trademark for the term "Amazon Pharmacy", ...

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Sydney breast cancer patients welcome better access to life-changing drug

14 January 2020 - In an extraordinary move, the cost of an advanced breast cancer drug has been slashed from as ...

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In home care plan to cut hospital costs

13 January 2020 - Patients with mental health problems, chronic disease and undergoing rehabilitation will be increasingly diverted out of ...

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Ensuring continued access to affordable PBS medicines for those impacted by bushfires

10 January 2020 - A joint release with the Hon. Stuart Robert MP, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and ...

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Failing mental and dental health resources driving hospital congestion

10 January 2020 - A critical shortage of mental health beds and unaffordable dental­ services are prompting increasin­g numbers of ...

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PBS – 2019 in review

9 January 2020 - 16 'real world' new medicines were listed on the PBS in 2019. ...

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Hospital overload ‘fuelled by GP rebate’

9 January 2020 - The Medicare rebate for GP consultatio­ns is too low, prompting tens of thousands of people each ...

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PBAC – 2019 in review

8 January 2020 - The PBAC considered 188 submissions in 2019. ...

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Public hospital system being stretched to the limit

7 January 2020 - The nation’s public hospitals are “stretched to the max” and are beginning to buckle under the ...

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Summary of submissions and outcomes from the November 2019 PBAC meeting

7 January 2020 - Analysis and insights from the November 2019 PBAC meeting. ...

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Analysis of the agenda for the March 2020 PBAC meeting

6 January 2020 - The PBAC is set to consider 45 submissions (20 major & 25 minor) at its next scheduled ...

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PBAC goes PC

20 December 2019 - PBAC responds to a minor submission from National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation. ...

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New hope for breast cancer patients with key drug added to PBS

6 January 2020 - Australians living with advanced breast cancer now have access to an important new treatment option, with the ...

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New drug added to PBS can double life expectancy for breast cancer

5 January 2020 - A new drug that can slow the progression of advanced breast cancer has been added to the ...

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Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits - 1 January 2020 update

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

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