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PBS co-payment


Temporary freezes on PBS co-payments and the introduction of a 3.6% indexation on dispensing fees are welcome steps but government could have gone further, advocacy group claims  Tuesday’s Federal Budget …

Budget measure will increase medication costs for vulnerable patients, discounter warns  Government plans to phase out the dollar discount on Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listed products, are “an anti-competitive backward step”, …

Guild leaders confident they are close to securing a deal for the 8CPA  Following Tuesday night’s Federal Budget pharmacy owners are being urged to get ready for an announcement on …

Price freezes for PBS co-payments welcomed, but think tank queries benefits of ditching the dollar discount  Experts from the Grattan Institute are questioning the government’s decision to phase out the …

Government announces $480 million package to improve access to medicines and cut out-of-pocket spending as part of Budget 2024 Pharmacists have been given insight into what to expect from the …

Labor MP lauds cost-of-living relief from government’s double dispensing policy   Savings stemming from Labor’s cut to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) general co-payment and 60-day dispensing “will grow”, backbencher …

Negotiators from all sides remain tight-lipped, but reports suggest 8CPA talks are nearing their conclusion  “Significant progress” is being made in talks to secure the Eighth Community Pharmacy Agreement (8CPA), …

The New Year has started with the issues of medicines access and affordability dominating the headlines once again Pharmacy organisations are reiterating their calls for continued dispensing measures to be …

Guild calls for indexed increases to PBS co-payments to be dropped to ease cost of living pressures  Annual increases to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) general and concessional co-payments are …

Federal Treasurer, Jim Chalmers, is facing renewed calls to cut the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) general co-payment for the second time in next month’s Budget  Having successfully secured a $12.50 …

May’s federal Budget will provide answers to several questions relating to the pharmacy sector, Mark Butler, the Minister for Health and Aged Care says  Speaking during a doorstop interview at …

Increasing dispensing limits from 30 to 60 days’ supply of medication through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) is back on the agenda  Ahead of the federal Budget in May, Mark …