A new deal protects Australians chemists at the expense of patients

22 September 2019 - Australia’s 3000 pharmacy owners have a government guaranteed monopoly that is pushing up medicine prices and the ...

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Electronic prescribing

19 September 2019 - Electronic Prescribing will provide an option for prescribers (including doctors, dentists, optometrists, midwives and nurse practitioners), and ...

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Xanax still being overprescribed despite policy changes

19 September 2019 - Patients are still being prescribed hundreds of Xanax tablets a year despite a cut in government ...

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Three-year-old Matilda's ability to walk is giving hope to those with spinal muscular atrophy

18 September 2019 - The disease, which has been described as motor neurone disease for children, is the leading cause of ...

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Provisional approval of lenvatinib in combination with pembrolizumab for the treatment of advanced endometrial carcinoma

18 September 2019 - The Therapeutic Goods Administration has provisionally approved the use of lenvatinib (Lenvima) in combination with pembrolizumab ...

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FDA takes first action under new international collaboration with Australia and Canada designed to provide a framework for concurrent review of cancer therapies, approving treatment for patients with endometrial carcinoma

17 September 2019 - The U.S. FDA is announcing Project Orbis, an initiative of the FDA Oncology Center of Excellence.  ...

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Immunotherapy a groundbreaking new cancer treatment, but prohibitively expensive

10 September 2019 - Dave Roberts is fighting for his life, and his doctor says there is only one option ...

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Greg Hunt's medical deals come back to bite him

11 September 2019 - Health minister Greg Hunt’s efforts to rein in growth in private health insurance premiums looks like ...

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Clinical trials to combat reproductive cancers

9 September 2019 - The Australian Government is investing up to $15 million in targeted clinical trials to improve treatments and ...

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'Barriers in place': access to asthma medication key to reducing deaths

8 September 2019 - High school teacher Gabriel Wenman admits she was once terrible at taking her asthma medication. ...

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'Ridiculous' to force women to visit GP for a repeat pill prescription, pharmacists say

6 September 2019 - The Pharmacy Guild has urged Health Minister Greg Hunt to kick-start a process to allow women ...

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$32 million available to support vital translational health

5 September 2019 - The Australian Government is opening the door for Australian researchers through a $32 million investment that will ...

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Pharmacy face off: Chemist Warehouse’s push to provide free prescription medicine

4 September 2019 - Australia’s largest pharmacy retailer, Chemist Warehouse, is offering to provide free prescription medicine, if restrictive rules ...

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Medicare bulk billing at record level

4 September 2019 - An increased number of Australians are attending General Practitioner (GP) appointments without reaching into their pockets, with ...

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$320 a night to stay in a public hospital after two funds slash rebate

4 September 2019 - Australians insured with HCF face hundreds of dollars per night in out-of-pocket fees if they are ...

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