Access to the latest and most effective diabetes drugs depends on where you live and what you earn

21 October 2020 - Access to the latest and most effective drugs for Australians with diabetes can depend on where ...

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‘It really seems cruel’: drug giant’s brutal blow to Australian breast cancer patients

21 October 2020 - Terminally ill breast cancer patients will have to pay $1,600 a month for a lifesaving treatment, after ...

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PBAC recommends Zeposia for patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis

16 October 2020 - Did Celgene really request its use for the treatment of non-premenopausal patients with hormone receptor positive, ...

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Recommendations made by the PBAC - September 2020 intracycle meeting and out of session between July 2020 and September 2020 meetings

16 October 2020 - The recommendations from the September 2020 PBAC intracycle meeting are now available. ...

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TGA grants second provisional determination for a COVID-19 vaccine

14 October 2020 - The Therapeutic Goods Administration has granted a provisional determination to Pfizer Australia in relation to its ...

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Health insurance changes leave many surprised with lack of cover

15 October 2020 - Natalie Glaser was put onto a basic cover that excluded about 72% of procedures she was once ...

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Stage 2 PBS process improvements – consultation closed

13 October 2020 - On 21 September 2020, the department hosted a webinar to provide information to industry on the ...

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TGA grants provisional determination for COVID-19 vaccine

9 October 2020 - The Therapeutic Goods Administration has granted a provisional determination to AstraZeneca in relation to its COVID-19 ...

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New transparency measures for prescription medicines

9 October 2020 - The Australian Government has given approval to proceed with two measures to enhance transparency for prescription ...

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CSL confirms UQ vaccine production, trials set for December

8 October 2020 - CSL says it is talking with partner organisations to help roll out doses of the University ...

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Vaccine suppliers given indemnity for 'inevitable' side effects

8 October 2020 - The Morrison government has given the suppliers of two COVID-19 vaccines indemnity against prosecution for rare ...

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Australian Government finalises University of Queensland-CSL COVID-19 vaccine agreement

8 October 2020 - The Australian Government is investing a total of $2.3 billion to support home-grown researchers and manufacturers to ...

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Budget 2020-21: Improving Access to Medicines – improving administration of the PBS and patient support programs

6 October 2020 - A one page Budget 2020-21 fact sheet that is heavy on political spin and light on hard ...

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Implementation of Stage 2 PBS process improvements from 1 January 2021

7 October 2020 - As announced by Government in the 2020-21 Budget, Stage 2 PBS process improvements will commence from ...

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Department publishes yet another revised agenda for November PBAC meeting

6 October 2020 - This time it is an addition of a late agenda item. ...

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