Tag Archives: Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

Asthma treatment option for PBS reimbursement

Since August 1, new once-daily asthma treatment option Arnuity Ellipta is being reimbursed on the PBS, according to GSK Australia. The listing provides “affordable access to another treatment option for suitable asthma patients aged 12 years and over”. “This new once-daily inhaler adds to the treatment options available to patients, …

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Health Minister gets Biosimilar Week underway

The Official opening of Biosimilar Week, running from April 29 to May 3 featured a statement on the role of biosimilar medicines in a sustainable health system by Health Minister Greg Hunt. Mr Hunt began by welcoming delegates to the Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association (GBMA), Biosimilar Grants and Biosimilar …

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Guild President’s fierce response

Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s National President George Tambassis has penned a passionate open letter to raise awareness of the dangers of tinkering unnecessarily with the PBS. In particular, Mr Tambassis raises serious concerns over the recently proposed idea to increase quantities of routinely dispensed medicines. Below is Mr Tambassis’ 26th …

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