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…

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…

Life-saving SMA medicine to be made available to Australian babies

Access to a life-saving and life-changing medicine will soon be expanded for Australian children and infants with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).   From 1 December, subsidised access to the life-changing medicine Spinraza® (nusinersen) will be expanded on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). It will include children and infants genetically diagnosed with the most severe types…