Big things to come in 2021

Australia is leading the world in fighting COVID-19 and our economy is one of the strongest globally. Speaking to many of our local businesses, they are starting to bounce back.   A recent Deloitte Access Economics report says, “you’d rather be here (Australia) than almost anywhere else” in the world. It continues by saying our…

New Year brings New PBS listings

The first day of the new year brought with it new hope for Australians fighting one of the most common blood cancers, thanks to a critical new medicine listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).On 1st January 2021, Darzalex® (daratumumab) was listed for the first time in combination with bortezomib and dexamethasone, as a second-line…

Vale Doug Anthony

I am very sad to hear of the passing of Doug Anthony today.   I always felt I was in the presence of a legend when I was with Doug.   He was always easy with a warm smile and interest in how you were going.   The Nationals are 100 years old this year…

PBS support for Australians living with leukaemia

Patients living with one of Australia’s most common forms of leukaemia are set to benefit from expanded access to a breakthrough medicine through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).   From 1 December, access to Venclexta® (venetoclax) will be extended in combination with obinutuzumab for the first-line treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia who have…