These cuts will hurt

Three national health groups have joined forces with the PSA to urge the Federal Health Minister to assess the health and economic impacts of changes to pharmaceutical subsidies before implementing new measures.

The Consumers Health Forum, Arthritis Australia, Painaustralia and the PSA say changes, as currently proposed, would significantly disadvantage more than one million Australians living with arthritis and other chronic conditions requiring frequent medication.

Health Minister, Sussan Ley, has foreshadowed significant changes to the PBS including the