Health Technology Assessment Consumer Consultative Committee March 2019 meeting communiqué

20 May 2019 - A communiqué from the March 2019 meeting of the HTA Consumer Consultative Committee has been published. ...

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PBS Pharmaceuticals in Hospitals Review

20 May 2019 - The Department of Health completed the PBS Pharmaceuticals in Hospitals Review to better understand how PBS medicines ...

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Australians want cheaper medicines quicker

20 May 2019 - Just last week, an 18-year-old woman with a rare cancer was staring down the barrel of ...

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Health technology assessment challenges in oncology: 20 years of Value in Health

16 May 2019 - Oncology treatments have changed from chemotherapies to targeted therapies and more recently immuno-oncology.  ...

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A $1 discount on prescription medicines is under threat

16 May 2019 - Australians are likely to pay more for prescription medicines no matter who wins the election on ...

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Analysis of sponsor hearings on PBAC decision making

14 May 2019 - Original research conducted by Melinda Flowers, Sean Lybrand and myself has been published on-line in the ...

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Australia's GBMA launches hub for biosimilar education

13 May 2019 - In 2018, the Generic Biosimilar Medicines Association was awarded the Biosimilar Education Grant by the Australian government ...

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Speed up cancer funding, ALP told

11 May 2019 - The head of Australian drug company Specialised Therapeutics, Carlo Montagner, has warned that Bill Shorten’s cancer ...

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PBS summary of changes for 1 June 2019

10 May 2019 - The Prime Minister has announced an 18 May 2019 federal election and as such, the Department ...

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What do transformational shifts mean in terms of ultimate outcomes and ‘value’ of medicines?

9 May 2019 - Emerging ‘one-time’ curative therapies create important new options for patients living with difficult and incurable health ...

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Cancer specialists ‘won’t increase’ fees under Labor plan

9 May 2019 - Australia’s cancer doctors have rejected Scott Morrison’s claims they will charge patients higher fees under Labor’s ...

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Health funds want to raise a tax penalty to force you to buy their products

4 May 2019 - A $900 plus tax penalty to force the rich to buy private health insurance is now ...

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Private cover is the canary in the coal mine for whole health system

30 April 2019 - The Grattan Institute's Stephen Duckett argues that private health cover is in a "death spiral" of ...

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Tens of millions in secret cuts to subsidised medicines

2 May 2019 - Patients who need medicines when they are discharged from hospital could be waiting around for hours ...

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Labor will not rule out scrapping $6 billion health insurance rebate

2 May 2019 - Labor health spokeswoman Catherine King has refused to rule out scrapping $6 billion-a-year worth of health ...

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