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AMA Welcomes Government Plans to Reform PBS

The AMA today welcomed reports that the Government plans to reform the unwieldy Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), saying any new savings must be ploughed// back into making more new medicines available to more Australians. ....AMA Therapeutics Committee Chairman Associate Professor John Gullotta said reports that Health Minister Tony Abbott is considering how to make the generic drug option...

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 strateg...

Government Strikes Right Balance with PBS Reform

AMA President, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, today congratulated the Government on a PBS reform package that is evidence of close consultation // with the AMA, and which delivers for patients. ....Dr Haikerwal said the AMA is especially pleased that the draconian conditions and red tape associated with the authority prescription system have been eased. ....'The Government has agreed that the expertise in...

Patients Will Suffer Under PBS Cost Recovery

AMA President, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, today warned that patients would bear the brunt of a Government proposal to recover Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) costs from pharmaceutical manufacturers. ......This plan would very likely push up the costs of vital drugs, leaving those who can least afford to pay for their medication facing a greater financial burden, Dr Haikerwal said. ......The PBS...
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