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Latest news: Pharmaceutical benefits scheme

Canberra rallies to help young mum Keely access cancer treatment

A GoFundMe page has been started to help Canberra mum of two, 36-year-old Keely, access a potentially life-saving drug for cancer treatment that will cost tens of thousands of dollars as it’s not covered by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

Subsidy for new treatment of ‘national cancer’ melanoma

Australians paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for advanced melanoma treatment could soon see their costs slashed.

Thousands of patients to access kidney drug listed on the PBS

From today, thousands of patients with type two diabetes and kidney disease will be able to access vital medication through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

Longer scripts will make GP visits cheaper: doctors

Medicines must be cheaper and easier to access so doctors have more time for their patients, the peak body for GPs says.

Australians save millions from cheaper medicines policy

More than 1.6 million discounted prescriptions were filled in January after the maximum co-payment for the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme was discounted. 

Medicare to cover antivirals consults by phone next week

Medicare will cover long consultations by GPs to prescribe COVID-19 antivirals within days, Health Minister Mark Butler says.

Millions to get access to COVID-19 antiviral treatments

Eligibility for potentially lifesaving COVID-19 antiviral treatments is to be widened.

New PBS listings to save patients millions

Australians now have cheaper access to treatments for breast cancer, spinal muscular atrophy and the painful inflammatory condition EoE.