PBAC Public Summary Documents - November 2020 meeting

5 March 2021 - The Public Summary Documents (positive recommendations and subsequent decisions not to recommend) from the November 2020 PBAC ...

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TGA adopts Access Consortium guidance for fast-tracking authorisations of modified COVID-19 vaccines for variant

5 March 2021 - TGA has adopted guidance developed by the Access Consortium - a coalition of regulatory authorities from ...

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AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot says ­vaccine is 100 per cent effective

5 March 2021 - The global head of AstraZeneca has declared the company’s ­vaccine is 100 per cent effective against ...

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Italy, EU refuse AstraZeneca request to ship 250,000 doses of vaccine to Australia

5 March 2021 - Italy and the European Union have blocked a shipment of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine destined for Australia ...

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Expanding access to life changing medicines for thousands of Australians

1 March 2021 - How many typos can you spot? I have clocked three. ...

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Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits - 1 March 2021

1 March 2021 - The March 2021 issue of the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits is out and now in effect. ...

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The first doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID vaccine have arrived. What happens next?

28 February 2021 - Australia has doubled its coronavirus vaccine stocks after hundreds of thousands of doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca ...

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Eczema medicine Dupixent added to Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

26 February 2021 - Eczema has a significant effect on sufferers’ physical and mental wellbeing, but the new listing of a ...

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The common medicines hit with shortages as COVID supply issues worsen

24 February 2021 - Australians are being forced to take desperate measures to track down prescription medications they need as ...

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TGA reviewing COVID-19 tests to rule out issues diagnosing variants

24 February 2021 - Adjunct Professor John Skerritt has tasked the nation’s medical regulator with ensuring COVID-19 tests are successfully ...

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DoH updates agenda for March 2021 PBAC meeting

23 February 2021 - We are now up to version 5. ...

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New Pfizer COVID vaccine doses hit Australia as Anthony Albanese lines up for jab

23 February 2021 - An additional 166,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine have arrived in Australia, as Labor leader Anthony Albanese ...

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Proposal leaves surgeons bound by private health

23 February 2021 - Australians paying thousands of dollars a year in health insurance could have their access to life-changing ...

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Chemist giants are testing the rules

22 February 2021 - Health regulators are preparing to challenge the increasing dominance of Australia’s pharmacy giants, with threats to ...

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Prescription medicines: applications under evaluation

22 February 2021 - The TGA has updated its list of applications for new medicines or new uses for existing ...

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