Boost GP prescribing power, hep C experts urge

FIFTEEN of the country’s top hepatitis C experts have signed a letter to the federal government calling for wider prescription powers for specially trained GPs and other clinicians for the new DAAs due for PBS listing on 1 March.

With only three weeks until listing, Associate Professor Levinia Crooks, CEO of the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM), says the states and territories are “up in arms” over PBS draft guidelines which, in their current form, would exclude many