GP palliative care patients denied PBS funding for key pain-relief drugs, says RACGP

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'By the time people are dying many don’t have the ability to pay for medicine' says Professor Mark Morgan

GP palliative care patients are being forced to pay privately for commonly-used pain relief medications because of restrictions on the PBS, the RACGP says.

Subject

Palliative Care

Medication access

GP prescribing

Period23 Jul 2020

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  • TitleGP palliative care patients denied PBS funding for key pain-relief drugs, says RACGP
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletAustralian Doctor
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date23/07/20
    Description'By the time people are dying many don’t have the ability to pay for medicine' says Professor Mark Morgan
    GP palliative care patients are being forced to pay privately for commonly-used pain relief medications because of restrictions on the PBS, the RACGP says. It is repeating previous calls it made back in 2017 for the PBAC to recommend the listing of six medicines currently being used in hospitals for the care of the terminally ill
    Producer/AuthorSiobhan Calafiore
    PersonsMark Morgan