Pharma mergers and PBS decline instrumental in BEACH closure

Pharmaceutical company mergers and declining PBS income were both crucial factors in the demise of Australia’s only GP-oriented research organisation.

Professor Helena Britt (pictured), head of the Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health Program (BEACH), told Pharmacy News PBS price cuts had had a knock-on effect on funding.

The organisation, seen by many as a beacon of

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