Call for government to leave PBS alone

The Federal government should not introduce further measures to cut PBS spending in the 2014 Federal Budget, the Medicines Partnership of Australia (MPA) believes.

The alliance of leading industry bodies is calling on the government to provide “stability and certainty” to the pharmacy and pharmaceutical sectors,

“Given the recent passage of the Simplified Price Disclosure legislation, the MPA assumes the upcoming Federal Budget will not include further changes to price disclosure, which is already reaping billions of dollars a year in reduced PBS