Budget verdicts

From unexplained savings to a tighter health budget, health stakeholders have given their thoughts on the Federal Budget handed down in Canberra last night.

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia

The 2015 Budget papers confirm that PBS growth – to the extent that it exists – is being driven by drugs and prescriptions that largely bypass the community pharmacy network.

50% of the dollar growth predicted in the next four years will come from Highly Specialised Drugs and other drugs dispensed in hospitals, even though they