Life saving therapy denied to dying cop

20 November 2019 - Doctors at Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital are refusing to treat a terminally ill cancer ­patient ...

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Game changing cancer medicines now within reach for 2,200 Australians

20 November 2019 - Australians living with non-small cell lung cancer and early stage acute lymphoblastic leukaemia will be able to ...

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Lung cancer and leukaemia treatments to be added to PBS

19 November 2019 - “Game changing” drugs for types of lung cancer and leukaemia will be added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits ...

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Ontario and Quebec provide reimbursement for HIV therapies Pifeltro (doravirine) and Delstrigo (doravirine/lamivudine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)

18 November 2019 - For more than 30 years, Merck has been committed to scientific research and discovery in HIV that ...

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Nancy Brunning's death: calls for PHARMAC reform

18 November 2019 - There are calls for PHARMAC to be reformed after the death of actress Nancy Brunning. ...

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'This drug saved my life;' cystic fibrosis patient accuses drug company, Canada of stalling on approval

17 November 2019 - A West Island woman living with cystic fibrosis says the prohibitive price of a drug is ...

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PHARMAC backs down on epilepsy drug brand switch

15 November 2019 - PHARMAC has backed down on a controversial drug brand switch affecting patients with epilepsy and mental ...

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Meningitis Foundation calls for PHARMAC to protect everyone

15 November 2019 - Following PHARMAC’s announcement stating the meningococcal ACWY vaccine will be available free from next month for ...

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PHARMAC to widen access to the exceptional circumstances process for lamotrigine

15 November 2019 - Patients taking lamotrigine who have concerns about the change can talk with their doctor about remaining ...

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NICE ‘OK’ for Sativex in MS

14 November 2019 - NICE has recommended Bayer’s Sativex (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol cannabidiol), for spasticity in people with multiple sclerosis. ...

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PHARMAC widening access to the meningococcal ACWY vaccine

14 November 2019 - The meningococcal ACWY vaccine will be available free from next month for young people in close ...

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Regulators’ advice can make a difference for faster patient access to highly innovative therapies

12 November 2019 - Early dialogue and frequent interactions between medicine developers, regulators, health technology assessment bodies and patients can play ...

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Clovis Oncology announces reimbursement for Rubraca (rucaparib) tablets for women with relapsed ovarian cancer in Italy

13 November 2019 - Rucaparib now reimbursed in several countries in Europe with additional countries to follow in 2020. ...

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Medical cannabis ruled out for chronic pain by NHS drug watchdog in decision branded 'devastating'

11 November 2019 - Cannabis should not be prescribed for chronic pain, the NHS funding watchdog has ruled, in a ...

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China’s drug market is opening up

11 November 2019 - Beijing’s health-care reforms are giving global pharmaceutical companies better access to the world’s second-largest drug market. ...

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