Calls to expand access to oral COVID-19 drugs as expiry dates loom

23 June 2022 - Thousands of doses of expensive anti-viral drugs could be wasted if more Australians do not become ...

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New $11 million winter vaccine communication campaign and availability of antivirals

22 June 2022 - The Australian Government today launched an $11 million six-week campaign to encourage people to get vaccinated for ...

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Current issues in health technology assessment of cancer therapies: a survey of stakeholders and opinion leaders in Australia

17 June 2022 - The aim of this study was to find ways of bridging the gap in opinions concerning health ...

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Outcomes of the May 2022 PBAC intracycle meeting

17 June 2022 - The outcomes from the May 2022 PBAC meeting are now available. ...

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Public consultation: draft 2022-23 cost recovery implementation statement for listing medicines on the PBS and designated vaccines on the NIP

17 June 2022 - Consultation on the content of the draft 2022-23 Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS) for listing medicines ...

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Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Safety Net threshold reduction from 1 July 2022

16 June 2022 - As a cost of living measure, the Australian Government is lowering the PBS Safety Net thresholds ...

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Calls for 'blockbuster' osteoporosis drug to be made widely available

14 June 2022 - Experts want to see a new "blockbuster" drug made accessible for more patients suffering from osteoporosis. ...

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Medicines Australia moves quickly to put HTA system reform high on new Government’s agenda

10 June 2022 - Medicines Australia has moved quickly to ensure that major reform of Australia’s health technology assessment system ...

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Updated price disclosure guidelines, price disclosure webpages and price disclosure dispute resolution process

8 June 2022 - Amendments made to the National Health Act 1953 and National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations 2017 by the ...

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Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits - 1 June 2022

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

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Health insurance faces handbrake under Labor: UBS

30 May 2022 - A rebound in the number of Australians taking out private health insurance may slow under Labor’s ...

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2022 Biosimilar Awareness Week: 30 May – 3 June

30 May 2022 - Marking a new dawn in medicine choice and affordability. ...

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Remake of National Health (Supply of Pharmaceutical Benefits – Under Co-payment Data and Claims for Payment) Rules 2022

25 May 2022 - The Department has recently remade the National Health (Claims and under co-payment data) Rules 2012, now ...

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Review of discount rate in the PBAC Guidelines

25 May 2022 - The Commonwealth has entered into a new Strategic Agreement in relation to reimbursement, health technology assessment ...

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Medicines Australia ready to work with new Government on medicines reform and life sciences

23 May 2022 - Medicines Australia congratulates Anthony Albanese and the Labor Party on their election win and forming Government. ...

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