Expanded PBS medicines listings to provide new treatment options for over 170,000 asthmatics, and new hope for blood cancer patients

1 June 2020 - Australians with asthma and multiple myeloma will have broader access to life changing medicines as a result ...

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New combination therapy now reimbursed for Australians living with incurable blood cancer

 1 June 2020 - New combination therapy now reimbursed for Australians living with incurable blood cancer. ...

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Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits - 1 June 2020

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

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Greater flexibility for Australians with severe asthma with reimbursement of at-home

1 June 2020 - Greater flexibility for Australians with severe asthma with reimbursement of at-home, self-administration delivery of Nucala (mepolizumab) ...

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COVID-19: researchers halt patient recruitment for hydroxychloroquine trial

28 May 2020 - Australian researchers have suspended patient recruitment in a major clinical trial of the controversial anti-malaria drug ...

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Off-label drugs a risky business

28 May 2020 - Three years ago a 64cm blood clot caused by a drug used to treat acne, Diane ...

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Painkiller packs cut down to size as opioid crackdown intensifies

27 May 2020 - The drugs have become household names in Australia: oxycodone, codeine, morphine and tramadol. ...

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Australia avoids 'risky business' of coronavirus vaccine sweepstakes

27 May 2020 - Australia is avoiding huge financial risks by staying out of the global sweepstakes on coronavirus vaccines. ...

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Record flu vaccines in 2020 to protect Australians

27 May 2020 - An additional two million flu vaccines will available from this week bringing the total number available in ...

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Australians stick with malaria drug hydroxychoroquine trial

26 May 2020 - Australian researchers are pressing ahead with administering the controversial antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine in at least one ...

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New biosimilar trastuzumab on the PBS - information for health professionals and patients

26 May 2020 - A biosimilar brand of trastuzumab (Trazimera) was listed on the PBS on 1 May 2020.  ...

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'Act now': AMA urges health education to combat 'growing' anti-vaxxer movement

25 May 2020 - Medical experts warn decades of progress on immunisation could be undone unless the federal government urgently ...

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TGA approves Rozlytrek

25 May 2020 - Roche secures TGA approval for another cancer medicine. ...

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COVID-19: CSL aims to cover Australia with vaccine

25 May 2020 - Vaccine manufacturer CSL has plans in place to manufacture a COVID-19 vaccine onshore as it confirms ...

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Final report for the post-market review of pulmonary arterial hypertension medicines

25 May 2020 - The final report and outcomes of the post-market review of pulmonary arterial hypertension medicines are now publicly ...

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