Tag Archives: PBS

PBS treatment for psoriatic arthritis

Australians suffering from severe psoriatic arthritis (PsA) will welcome the addition of Taltz (ixekizumab) on the PBS. Taltz is administered by subcutaneous injection, delivered via an auto-injector and will be available on the PBS from today (March 1) as an authority-required listing. The drug is an interleukin-17A inhibitor and will …

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Guild welcomes ALP health reform

The Federal ALP’s commitment to establish a permanent Australian Health Reform Commission if they gain power at the forthcoming election has been welcomed by The Pharmacy Guild of Australia. Shadow Health Minister Catherine King says the proposed Commission would be an independent, legislated body charged with developing and overseeing a …

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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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PBS lists new diabetes drug

A new treatment option is available for adult patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Steglatro (ertugliflozin), listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, is a new, SGLT2 inhibitor treatment option for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). Steglatro provides healthcare care professionals with another option for patients that are currently on metformin +/- …

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NPSA on PBS drugs’ supply

The National Pharmaceutical Services Association (NPSA) has today welcomed the new operational guidelines for the Community Service Obligation (CSO) funding pool that underpins government policy for the distribution of PBS medicines. The updated CSO deeds, which are unique agreements between individual wholesalers and the Department of Health, outline how strict …

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