PBS expenditure and prescriptions report 2018-19

13 December 2019 - The PBS Expenditure and Prescriptions Report 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 is now available. ...

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Top 10 drugs 2018–19

2 December 2019 - Rosuvastatin calcium (Crestor) was the top PBS/RPBS drug by prescription counts. ...

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Medical devices pushing private health expenses

19 November 2019 - Reforms to the cost of medical devices have failed to deliver a promised $250m in savings ...

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Health funds pressure Canberra over $700 million medical devices 'failure'

14 November 2019 - Australia's health insurers are putting pressure on the federal government to overhaul how much they pay ...

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Paying £500 million more a week for drugs post-Brexit is based on a fairly extreme scenario

7 November 2019 - The UK could pay £500 million more per week for drugs following a post-Brexit trade deal with ...

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Medicines Australia welcomes investment in medicines

25 October 2019 - Medicines Australia has today welcomed the publication of the Department of Health’s annual report, showing net ...

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Why high drug prices persist despite the fact good medicines are lowering health care spending

14 October 2019 - Here are a few things we know to be true. ...

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Waste in the US health care system: estimated costs and potential for savings

7 October 2019 - The United States spends more on health care than any other country, with costs approaching 18% of ...

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NHS saves more than £700 million on medicines costs

2 September 2019 - The NHS has announced that it has saved more than £700 million from the annual medicines ...

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Show me the money

21 August 2019 - PBS a huge area of savings compared to other government-administered services including medical and hospital costs ...

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PHARMAC has spent tens of millions on OxyContin, blamed for America's opioid crisis

10 July 2019 - PHARMAC has spent tens of millions of dollars funding a painkiller at the centre of the ...

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Pharma lobby nears spending records with drug prices under fire

23 April 2019 - Drug makers, groups disclose first-quarter spending increases. ...

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The impact of pharmaceutical rebates on patients’ drug expenditures

18 March 2019 - The drug-pricing landscape in Canada is complex, with 4 different agencies and each provincial, territorial and federal ...

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CMS updates drug dashboards with prescription drug pricing and spending data

14 March 2019 - Dashboards further the agency’s efforts to increase price transparency throughout the healthcare system and create incentives ...

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Express Scripts saved plans $45 billion on prescription drugs in 2018

6 February 2019 - Expanded access to innovative medications through solutions that improve quality and affordability. ...

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