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Promoting competition key to improving patients’ access to high cost medicines, says PHARMAC

Promoting competition key to improving patients’ access to high cost medicines, says PHARMAC

08-04-2014

New Zealand’s Pharmaceutical Management Agency, PHARMAC, has announced its intention to test out a…

Asia-PacificFinancialHealthcareNew ZealandPharmaceuticalRare diseases

Price cuts mean PBS can afford new medicines, says Medicines Australia

Price cuts mean PBS can afford new medicines, says Medicines Australia

01-04-2014

As of today in Australia, price cuts come into effect for 121 medicines, and trade group Medicines Australia…

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India urged to take action on unregulated tuberculosis drug sales

23-03-2014

Although cases of tuberculosis are dropping in Europe, as is the incidence in the USA, an extremely slower…

Antibiotics and Infectious diseasesAsia-PacificHealthcareIndiaPharmaceuticalResearch

PBS “a national treasure,” says Medicines Australia, but needs stable framework

PBS “a national treasure,” says Medicines Australia, but needs stable framework

20-03-2014

In his address to the country at the National Press Club in Canberra yesterday, Chairman of Medicines…

Asia-PacificAustraliaHealthcarePharmaceuticalPolitics

Latest Australian PBS Listings include medicines for children

Latest Australian PBS Listings include medicines for children

19-03-2014

Ten new medicines to treat a range of illnesses from rare forms of cancer to skin conditions will be…

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GMiA calls on Australian government to think before irreversible damage occurs to the generic medicines industry

GMiA calls on Australian government to think before irreversible damage occurs to the generic medicines industry

13-03-2014

At the Annual Professional Pharmacy (APP) conference in Australia today, Mark Crotty, chairman of the…

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Australian patients benefit from PBS changes; cancer research

27-02-2014

New medicines for glaucoma, diabetes and advanced soft tissue sarcoma have been approved for listing…

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Setting the record straight: Australia’s PBS expenditure is in decline

21-02-2014

Comments made this week by Australia’s federal Health Minister, Peter Dutton MP, about expenditure…

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Funding restrictions for rituximab and eltrombopag widened in New Zealand

Funding restrictions for rituximab and eltrombopag widened in New Zealand

20-02-2014

New Zealand’s Pharmaceutical Management Agency PHARMAC has announced the approval of proposals to widen…

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New NPS MedicineWise annual evaluation report indicates Australian PBS savings

New NPS MedicineWise annual evaluation report indicates Australian PBS savings

18-02-2014

The 16th NPS MedicineWise Annual Evaluation Report provides a snapshot of the organization’s progress…

Asia-PacificAustraliaFinancialHealthcarePharmaceutical

NZ’s PHARMAC tender reveals vibrant market for pharmaceuticals

NZ’s PHARMAC tender reveals vibrant market for pharmaceuticals

12-02-2014

The number of companies bidding to be suppliers through PHARMAC, New Zealand’s Pharmaceutical Management…

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Australian industry calls on government to save the PBS

Australian industry calls on government to save the PBS

06-02-2014

Medicines Australia has called on the Australian government to save the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme…

Asia-PacificAustraliaHealthcarePatentsPharmaceuticalPolitics

Lung cancer treatment takes another forward step in New Zealand

Lung cancer treatment takes another forward step in New Zealand

09-01-2014

Improvements in lung cancer treatment are set to continue with a decision for New Zealand’s Pharmaceutical…

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China bans BioKangtai hepatitis B vaccine

26-12-2013

Chinese authorities on Friday issued a circular to ban the use of the recombinant hepatitis B vaccine…

Anti-viralsAsia-PacificBioKangtaiChinaHealthcarePharmaceuticalRegulationVaccines

New agreement with GSK provides new medicines, saves millions for New Zealand

New agreement with GSK provides new medicines, saves millions for New Zealand

11-12-2013

A new agreement with the local subsidiary of UK pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline by New Zealand’s Pharmaceutical…

Anti-viralsAsia-PacificGlaxoSmithKlineHealthcareHematologyNew ZealandPharmaceuticalPricingRespiratory and PulmonarySeretideSerevent Diskus

Medicine prescribing in New Zealand hits new high as PHARMAC role expands

07-12-2013

New Zealanders have gained greater access to medicines in 2013, and record numbers of New Zealanders…

Asia-PacificHealthcareNew ZealandPharmaceuticalRegulation

Should patients appreciate pharma?

Should patients appreciate pharma?

06-12-2013

Here's our take on the week's top stories.

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Medicines Australia calls on government to review PBS assessment process

Medicines Australia calls on government to review PBS assessment process

02-12-2013

Trade body Medicines Australia has submitted a report to the National Commission of Audit which shows…

Asia-PacificAustraliaHealthcarePharmaceuticalPoliticsPricing

Establishing a common regulatory framework for Australia and New Zealand

13-11-2013

As part of transitioning to an Australia New Zealand Therapeutic Products Agency, Australia’s Therapeutic…

Asia-PacificHealthcareNew ZealandPharmaceuticalRegulation

Cardiovascular risk a concern when prescribing diabetes treatments, survey finds

06-11-2013

Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY) revealed that 79% of nearly 800 physicians in four Asian…

Asia-PacificBoehringer IngelheimDiabetesEli LillyHealthcarePharmaceuticalResearch

Australia’s PBS lists new medicines and increases cost threshold to A$20 million

Australia’s PBS lists new medicines and increases cost threshold to A$20 million

30-10-2013

The Australian Federal Minister for Health, Peter Dutton, has announced that the cost of 50 new and amended…

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“Don’t import NZ medicines system,” warns Medicines Australia

09-10-2013

Speaking at a Medicines New Zealand conference in Auckland today (October 9), pharma trade group Medicines…

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