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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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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$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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More than half pay top dollar for health insurance

4 September 2019 - More than half of all health fund members now have the most ­extensive — and expensive ...

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Free prescriptions blocked by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia

3 September 2019 - Australia’s largest pharmacy chain has offered to provide free prescription medicines if restrictive rules are changed. But ...

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Australians paying more for their medication after prescription changes knocked back

2 September 2019 - Aussies are paying double for this essential product. But one powerful group is doing everything to keep ...

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How a powerful lobby group is pushing up PBS medicine prices

30 August 2019 - Aussies are being forced to pay up to six times more for vital medicines despite being listed ...

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Aust stent costs five times higher than NZ

23 August 2019 -FactCheck Investigation: Do heart stents cost Australian private health funds five times more than they cost in ...

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'Remove rugs from aged care' to reduce health insurance costs, report says

22 August 2019 - The medical devices industry is pushing back against further reforms to lower the cost of hip ...

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The $6 million drug claim

25 August 2019 - Dawn Patterson keeps a multimillion-dollar drug in the fridge, next to a bottle of root beer ...

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Privately insured patients get VIP treatment in public hospitals

26 August 2019 - Public hospital admission is meant to be based on need. But it turns out private patients are ...

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Medibank joins Nexus Hospitals joint replacement surgery trial guaranteeing zero out-of-pocket costs

23 August 2019 - Doctors, Nexus Hospitals and Medibank start innovative joint replacement trial. ...

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Private health insurance woes escalate as premiums, out-of-pocket costs rise

20 August 2019 - The Morrison government is facing an escalating affordability crisis in private health insurance, as premiums continue ...

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Why using your health cover in a public hospital is adding $100 to your health fund premiums

7 August 2019 - Public hospitals are gouging health fund members of more than $1.6 billion a year by bullying them ...

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Patients push for transplant medications to be free in Australia

2 August 2019 - A woman who received a life-saving heart transplant now has to spent $250 on medication each month ...

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