Minister looks to pharmacy for PBS sacrifices

Federal health minister Sussan Ley remains adamant that the pharmacy sector will need to make further sacrifices for the sake of the health budget.

Speaking at the Medicines Australia annual parliamentary dinner, Ms Ley reiterated her comments from APP2015 that the recent PBAC approval of $2.5 billion in new medicines listings would create problems for health spending.

Coming on top of another $1.5 billion in approvals recommended in PABCs November 2014 meeting, the minister’s views have caused further disquiet among pharmaceutical industry and community