Australian Medical Association prescribes new regulator to save private health system

30 June 2022 - The Australian Medical Association is calling for a new regulator to oversee the private health system, ...

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Sanofi caps out of pocket insulin cost at $35 for uninsured U.S. patients

29 June 2022 - French drug maker Sanofi said on Wednesday uninsured diabetes patients in the United States will pay ...

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Fees and charges: summary from 1 July 2022

27 June 2022 - The TGA has updated its summary of fees and charges effective 1 July 2022. ...

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Public consultation: draft 2022-23 cost recovery implementation statement for listing medicines on the PBS and designated vaccines on the NIP

17 June 2022 - Consultation on the content of the draft 2022-23 Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS) for listing medicines ...

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Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Safety Net threshold reduction from 1 July 2022

16 June 2022 - As a cost of living measure, the Australian Government is lowering the PBS Safety Net thresholds ...

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Medicare premium increase from Alzheimer’s drug to be lowered next year

27 May 2022 - Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra announced on Friday that Medicare premiums would be adjusted ...

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Labor drug policy ‘always part of the plan’

3 May 2022 - Anthony Albanese says Labor had decided on the $12.50 cut to medicines on the PBS before ...

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Most people won’t get a $10-$12 medicine price cut after election

2 May 2022 - The vast majority of Australians will not benefit from the $10-$12.50 price cut to prescription medicines ...

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Cost of some life-saving drugs to be slashed

1 May 2022 - Changes to the PBS could save some Australians as much as $2.5 million per treatment, as others ...

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More senior Australians to get cheaper health care and medication under $70m Coalition election pitch

2 May 2022 - More self-funded retirees would be able to access cheaper health care and medication under a multi-million-dollar ...

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Scott Morrison pledges to cut $10 from Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme scripts

30 April 2022 - A re-elected Morrison government would cut the price of medicines listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme ...

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Cost of medicines a key election issue

22 April 2022 - Health and community pharmacy peak bodies have formed a coalition urging parties to recognise medicine affordability ...

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Mystery solved over Hansard change to hide budget’s missing $10 drug price cut

4 April 2022 - Financial Services Minister Jane Hume’s office asked Hansard staff to delete references to a planned $10 ...

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Government hopes to hook voters with cheaper drugs

29 March 2022 - Patients will get access to cheaper or free medicines sooner under plans to reduce the PBS ...

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Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme: Pharmacy Guild of Australia say medication becoming unaffordable

1 March 2022 - A western Sydney pharmacist said Australians take pride in a universal healthcare system but “the universe doesn’t ...

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