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New therapies have been PBS listed for the treatment of genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C virus. AbbVie Australia today announced that Viekira Pak (ombitasvir, paritaprevir, ritonavir tablets; dasabuvir tablets) and …

Professor Lisa Nissen, Debbie Rigby and Chris Campbell’s fast facts on the new Hepatitis C drugs… In Australia it is estimated that more than 230,000 patients were living with chronic …

New pharmacy training to understand and dispense the new direct acting antiviral oral regimens for Hepatitis C will be available in May, but pharmacists need to learn as much as …

Now that new generation medicines for hepatitis C have been subsidised on the PBS, the Government needs to invest in raising awareness about them and the disease, stakeholders say. In …

Stakeholders have welcomed the announcement yesterday that a range of curative breakthrough hepatitis C medicines will be added to the PBS next year. Health Minister Sussan Ley announced that the …

A report into the value that Australians receive from government-subsidised medicines has highlighted the need to address spiralling rates of liver disease by adding breakthrough hepatitis C medicines to the …

Twenty-seven leading medical associations and health advocacy groups have published an open letter to the Federal Health Minister urging the immediate inclusion of breakthrough hepatitis C cures on the PBS. …

Nearly 3000 Australians with hepatitis C have progressed to severe liver disease in the last year, as thousands continue to wait for affordable access to curative medicines recommended for a …

Many Australians with arthritis may be putting their health at risk by inadvertently mismanaging the amount of paracetamol medications they consume, new research has found – and pharmacists can help …

The Federal Government needs to list new hepatitis C medicines on the PBS without further delay, according to the peak body representing the interests of a quarter of a million …

A large Australian study has found huge gaps in knowledge about hepatitis – which could lead to liver disease and cancer, Cancer Council Victoria says. ““Misunderstandings of transmission could have …

Peak health groups have issued an urgent call for government action to better equip half a million Australians living with viral hepatitis in combating life-threatening liver disease. Calling for increased …