Contact Melissa

Geraldton:          Broome:  
(08) 9964 2195    (08) 9192 7216

Canberra:          Merredin: 
(02) 6277 7840  (08) 9041 1749

Email Melissa

What the Papers Say

Cancer patients to save on PBS drugs

Hundreds of West Australians affected by lung cancer will save almost $90,000 a year after the Federal Government listed cancer drug Tagrisso on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

Patients paying close to $8000 per prescription for Tagrisso, or almost $88,000 a year, will now be able to get a script for just $40.30 after a $96 million investment by the Government.

The latest PBS listing was recommended by the Independent Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee and joins 2000 others which, combined, are worth $10.5 billion.

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price said subsidising medicines like Tagrisso meant patients could manage their cancer at home rather than visiting the hospital for chemotherapy.

"Our Government continues to list every drug on the PBS approved by the PBAC to ensure that new, essential medicines are affordable for all Australians," she said.

"We are now making on average one new or amended PBS listing every single day."

Source - North West Telegraph

Latest Photos

Cue Parliament
Irwin Charity Ball
Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor
Blues for the Bush 2016
Exercise Northern Shield 2016
AEC officially declaring I was re-elected
Being sworn in at the start of the 45th Parliament
Speaking with Main Roads about the many road upgrades the Federal Government is funding throughout D
At the 2016 Dowerin Field Days
Catch up on Facebook
Catch up on Facebook

Authorised by M. Price MP 2B/209 Foreshore Drive, Geraldton WA 6530 | Login