Navigation Links
AMA Rejects PBS 'Measure and Share' Proposals

The AMA Federal Council has rejected outright Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) 'measure and share' proposals, which are currently being pushed by some medical groups. //

AMA President, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, said today that any PBS savings derived from changed prescribing patterns must be re-invested back into the PBS.

'Evidence-based prescribing information and other education strategies, including details of comparative prescribing patterns, contribute to improvements in the quality use of medicines,' Dr Haikerwal said.

The AMA supports the education activities of the National Prescribing Service, particularly at the local level, which include:

  • The provision of independent, evidence-based information regarding best practice prescribing and use of medicines


  • The development and implementation of opportunities for GPs to participate in peer review of prescribing


  • The development and dissemination of public education regarding quality use of medicines


  • Dr Haikerwal said that rather than pursuing 'measure and share' programs, the AMA wants the Government to boost National Prescribing Service resources and funding to allow them to broaden the range and reach of their services.

    'The AMA emphasises that any PBS savings derived from Quality Use of Medicines activities must be retained within the PBS to benefit all Australians.

    'There should never be any doubt that prescribing is best practice and patient-centred, and there are no ulterior motives attached to treatments prescribed,' Dr Haikerwal said.
    '"/>




    Page: 1

    Related medicine news :

    1. Games Event Rejects Prior Transplant Patient
    2. Court Rejects Case of Negligence by Disabled Children against the Doctors
    3. Apex Consumer Court Rejects Rs 143 Cr Medical Negligence Claim
    4. Spanish Fashion Show Rejects Five Models as too Thin
    5. Single Women and Lesbians To Enjoy Full Rights in Donor Child Proposals
    6. Tuberculosis Experts Outline Proposals to Speed Up Drug Development
    Post Your Comments:
    *Name:
    *Comment:
    *Email:


    (Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library ... City Observer , brings up a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ... for fumigation is not a common occurrence, but a necessary one in the event that ...
    (Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a ... area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics ...
    (Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may ... to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To ... for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a ...
    (Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 20 Florida attorneys ... peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent of lawyers practicing ... members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami Shareholders Mark D. ...
    (Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils and honing ... contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic counselor by ... Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. , In ...
    Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
    (Date:6/24/2016)... DUBLIN , June 24, 2016 ... and Markets has announced the addition of the ... their offering. ... products and provides an updated review, including its applications ... covering the total market, which includes three main industries: ...
    (Date:6/24/2016)... BEIJING , June 24, 2016 Dehaier ... or the "Company"), which develops, markets and sells medical ... China , signed a strategic cooperation agreement with ... as "Hongyuan Supply Chain") on June 20, 2016, to ... Under the strategic cooperation agreement, Dehaier will leverage Hongyuan ...
    (Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 According ... by Type (Standard Pen Needles, Safety Pen Needles), Needle ... GLP-1, Growth Hormone), Mode of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - ... This report studies the market for the forecast period ... reach USD 2.81 Billion by 2021 from USD 1.65 ...
    Breaking Medicine Technology: