Tag Archives: medicines-australia

Value of vaccines verified

A report demonstrating the immense benefit that vaccines provide to the community has been welcomed by Medicines Australia. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report, ‘The burden of vaccine preventable disease in Australia’, shows vaccines benefit the community through avoiding, or reducing, ill health from vaccine preventable diseases. The …

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Calls for transparency over payments from big pharma

While transparency around payments by the pharmaceutical industry to doctors is in decline in Australia, payments to other non-prescribing healthcare professionals are less well understood, says a research letter published this week. New analysis in the letter, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, reveals pharmaceutical industry payments to Australian non-prescribing healthcare …

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Broad confidence in reappointed Minister

Peak industry bodies and health organisations have resoundingly supported the news that Greg Hunt will remain as Health Minister in the recently announced Morrison government reshuffle. messages of congratulations and support were issued by The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, the National Rural Health Alliance, Medicines …

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Government commits to uncapped PBS

Medicines Australia (MA) welcomed the federal budget announcement of $331 million for the listings of innovative medicines on the PBS. This is reinforced by the government’s commitment to listing all positive recommendations made by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee. “The Morrison government has recognised that medicines matter and confirmed their …

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MA’s ‘healthier future’ push

Keep the PBS strong and encourage continued investment in Australia’s health are two key messages in the federal budget submission from Medicines Australia (MA). In the submission, titled ‘Our choice for a healthier future’, MA also seeks a commitment to ensure the full implementation of, and commitment to the strategic …

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Texas medical centre partnership a boost

Medicines Australia (MA) welcomes the announcement by Minister for Health Greg Hunt on the MOU between Australia and the Texas Medical Centre (TMC). MA CEO Liz de Somer said: “The historic partnership will enable Australian medical researchers to extend their knowledge at the world’s largest children’s and cancer hospital. “The …

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Medicine shortages bill

Minister for Health Greg Hunt has introduced Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Bill 2018 into parliament this week. This bill enables the TGA to implement a mandatory reporting scheme for medicine shortages to better address the public health implications associated with such  shortages. “The current voluntary scheme for …

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