PHARMAC widens funding for lenalidomide for those with blood cancer

1 April 2020 - Emma Holden was devastated when she learned she had multiple myeloma. ...

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Flu vaccination more important than ever during the month of April

1 April 2020 - With the 2020 flu season not far away, all Australians — and especially those in vulnerable groups ...

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Breakthrough medicines now available for blood cancer, breast cancer, HIV and epilepsy, saving patients up to $194,000

1 April 2020 - There’s new hope for thousands of Australian patients with myeloma, breast cancer, HIV and epilepsy, with the ...

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COVID-19: cancer and rare disorder patients 'will die' if PHARMAC doesn't spend money on medicines

31 March 2020 - Those with cancer and rare medical conditions have asked the Prime Minister to relax PHARMAC's rules ...

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People over 65 to be given new flu shot for free

1 April 2020 - Amid the COVID-19 chaos, everyone is being urged to get the flu vaccine early this year.  ...

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Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits - 1 April 2020 update

1 April 2020 - The April 2020 issue of the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits is out and now in effect. ...

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New Zealand Pharmaceutical Schedule - 1 April 2020 update

1 April 2020 - The April 2020 issue of the New Zealand Pharmaceutical Schedule is now available and in effect. ...

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New WHO guide to help countries expand access to essential medicines

30 March 2020 - WHO’s new user guide for countries, ‘Selection of medicines at country level’, is based ...

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PHARMAC eases restrictions on cancer drugs during COVID-19 pandemic

31 March 2020 - PHARMAC will ease restrictions on at least nine cancer drugs, including Keytruda, for the treatment of advanced ...

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COVID-19: existing drugs may be key to vaccine

26 March 2020 - Repurposing existing drugs to tackle the coronavirus has key advantages over developing a therapy from scratch: ...

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COVID-19; will it result in a total lockdown of new PBS listings?

26 March 2020 - The Minister of Health is yet to announce any new PBS listings that will come into ...

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Coronavirus drugs, vaccine are many months away, health experts say

24 March 2020 - Public- and private-sector medical officials cautioned that further study is needed to assess possible treatments pushed by ...

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Biosimilar pegfilgrastim on the PBS - information for health professionals and patients

24 March 2020 - The first biosimilar brand of pegfilgrastim (Ziextenzo) has listed on the PBS on 1 March 2020.  ...

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Dentists banned from prescribing potential COVID-19 drug to self, family

24 March 2020 - The Australian government has rushed through an emergency regulation banning dentists from prescribing an arthritis drug ...

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COVID-19: hydroxychloroquine

24 March 2020 - There has been a lot of interest around the use of hydroxychloroquine for treatment of COVID-19 ...

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