Medicines update

New medicines approved for listing on the PBS will be available from 1 April, and a new analgesic product combining paracetamol and ibuprofen has entered the Australian market.

Ten new medicines to be listed on PBS

Ten new medicines to treat a range of illnesses will be listed on the PBS from 1 April.

The new listings include expanded access to several newer diabetes medicines, known as gliptins, which will particularly benefit patients with Type 2 diabetes.

In addition, a drug used to treat arthritis in children – Tocilzumab (Actemera) – will