Outcomes of the May 2021 PBAC intracycle meeting

18 June 2021 - The outcomes from the May 2021 PBAC meeting are now available. ...

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Vaccine confusion as clots force jab switch for two million

17 June 2021 - Health authorities are scrambling to switch more than two million Australians aged under 60 to the ...

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Statement in response to latest ATAGI advice regarding COVID-19 vaccines

17 June 2021 - A statement from the Professor Paul Kelly, Australian Government Chief Medical Officer in response to the latest ...

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Expanded PBS listing to save Australians around $120,000 a year

17 June 2021 - More than 800 Australians with stage IV advanced or metastatic kidney cancer will now have improved access ...

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COVID-19 vaccine weekly safety report (17 June 2021)

17 June 2021 - Twelve additional cases of blood clots with low blood platelets have been assessed as thrombosis with thrombocytopenia ...

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MSAC consultation process - changes to take effect from 1 July 2021

16 June 2021 - MSAC is implementing changes to its consultation process from 1 July 2021.  ...

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MSAC Technical Guidelines - release of guidelines for preparing assessments for the Medical Services Advisory Committee (Version 1.0, May 2021)

16 June 2021 - The Department of Health is pleased to announce the publication of the Guidelines for Preparing Assessments ...

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Health care funding decisions and real world benefits: reducing bias by matching untreated patients

14 June 2021 - Governments and health insurers often make funding decisions based on health gains from randomised controlled trials.  ...

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COVID-19 vaccine weekly safety report (10 June 2021)

10 June 2021 - Seven additional cases of blood clots with low blood platelets have been assessed as thrombosis with ...

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ATAGI update following weekly COVID-19 meeting – 9 June 2021

10 June 2021 - An update from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation following their weekly meeting on 9 June ...

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Updated financial estimates workbook

10 June 2021 - An updated version of the Utilisation and Cost Model workbook and User Manual is now available to ...

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End ‘vaccine frustration’ and let pharmacies join the rollout: Pharmacy Guild

9 June 2021 - New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia could all soon join Queensland in allowing rural or ...

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New Alzheimer’s drug unlikely to be approved in Australia soon, say experts

9 June 2021 - A controversial new drug that has offered hope to Alzheimer’s sufferers by slowing cognitive decline still ...

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Australia tipped to approve Pfizer vaccine for children this year

9 June 2021 - Infectious diseases paediatricians and vaccine experts anticipate the Pfizer shot could be approved for use in ...

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AMA and Australian Government agree to strengthening the MBS review process and informed financial consent

8 June 2021 - The Australian Government and the Australian Medical Association have reached agreement to work together to co-design the ...

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