Monthly Archives: March 2016

Hep C medicine supply rumours unfounded

March 04, 2016 Hepatitis Australia has heard that there are unfounded rumours circulating suggesting some pharmacies have been unable to acquire stock of the new medicines to treat hepatitis C. We have liaised with the Health Minister’s office to look into the matter. The Department of Health has contacted all manufacturers and all have confirmed […]

Hepatitis Australia Fact Sheet: Accessing New Treatments For Hepatitis C

A new generation of direct-acting antiviral medications are now available to Australians living with chronic hepatitis C. They are more effective, easier to take and have fewer side-effects than the older medications. The Australian Government has listed these new medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), ensuring they are accessible and affordable to all people […]

Media Release: The Hon Sussan Ley MP: Hep C cures available today

Minister for Health Sussan Ley announced Australians with Hep C would now pay just $6.20 a prescription if they were a concession card holder or $38.30 a prescription as a general patient for four different cures listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. PDF printable version of Hep C cures available today for as low as […]

GESA: Australian recommendations for the management of hepatitis C virus infection: a consensus statement 2016

The Turnbull Government has set aside over $1 billion over five years to subsidise a range of breakthrough medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) that could all but eradicate Hepatitis C in Australia within a generation. ‘Australian recommendations for the management of hepatitis C virus infection: a consensus statement 2016’ may be viewed and […]