Mark Cuban has taken on pharmacy benefit managers and forever disrupted healthcare in America

19 November 2022 - Imagine finding out that there is a drug on the market for your terminal disease.  ...

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NSW pharmacists to prescribe the pill, antibiotics in health shake-up

13 November 2022 - Pharmacists will be able to prescribe a range of meds and repeat scripts under a NSW government ...

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Pharmacists can now prescribe Paxlovid, but barriers persist

19 September 2022 - Recently, the FDA expanded access to COVID-19 treatment by authorising state-licensed pharmacists to prescribe Paxlovid to eligible ...

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New Zealand allowed pharmacists to dispense COVID-19 antivirals and 'everyone realised it was a win'

6 August 2022 - With Australians dying from COVID-19 every day and nearly 5,000 people in hospital with the disease, experts ...

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Panicked patients as popular medications get wiped from pharmacy shelves

4 August 2022 - Widely used medications — including one used to treat ADHD — are missing from Australian shelves amid ...

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FDA authorises pharmacists to prescribe Paxlovid with certain limitations

6 July 2022 - New prescribing authority could improve access for some patients at high risk for severe COVID-19. ...

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Drug manufacturers are root cause of high drug costs; PBMs drive costs down

30 June 2022 - It should come as no surprise that pharmacy benefit managers applaud Congress for recent bipartisan action to ...

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FTC goes after PBMs, warns of legal action

2 July 2022 - Last month, the Federal Trade Commission voted unanimously (5-0) to examine rising list prices of insulin, but ...

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Update to continued dispensing arrangements

30 June 2022 - From 1 July 2022, on-going continued dispensing arrangements have been expanded to include additional medicines groups to ...

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U.S. probes how pharmacies set drug prices as costs rise

7 June 2022 - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has opened a probe into how big pharmacy benefit managers like ...

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Government fails to adequately address medicine affordability for working Australians

29 March 2022 - The cost of medicines will continue to go up unchecked as the Federal Government has failed ...

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The biggest PBMs are handling more and more of the country’s drug price negotiations

22 March 2022 - Alex Schmelzer didn’t think he’d be the most-hated person in drug pricing negotiations, but he was. ...

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Women in Dobell can’t afford medicine

8 February 2022 - A third of women living in the federal electorate of Dobell struggle to afford prescription medicines, ...

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Pharmacist substitution of PBS medicines without a prescription during shortages (Serious Scarcity Substitution Instrument) - 8 February 2022

8 February 2022 - From 8 February 2022, abatacept syringe (Orencia) and abatacept auto-injector (Orencia ClickJect) can be interchangeably substituted ...

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Pharmacists struggle to meet demand for free COVID test kits amid stock shortage

23 January 2022 - Chemists across the country say they do not have enough rapid antigen tests to start handing ...

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