From the vault – January 1989

Slow payments for PBS claims was forcing a number of pharmacies into financial difficulties in January 1989, while the PSA floated the proposal that the Federal Government could buy out uneconomic pharmacies.

K Bell: PBS delisting a mistake

“They’ve shot themselves in the foot and, at this stage, they’re not prepared to admit it,” is how Kerry Bell describes the Federal Government’s delisting of 11 drugs from the PBS.

Chief executive officer of the Australian Pharmaceutical