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Thursday 13 Apr 2017

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losing as little as 3 kilograms or
MA deal to cut prices again
even just maintaining our weight The government and Medicines $400 million annually, it is forecast.
could have a significant effect in Australia are close to finalising a Its also considered likely the
reducing the health impact of new five-year agreement which will budget will see Health Minister
excess body weight or obesity in see further cuts to the cost of some Greg Hunt unlock the $600
Australia, according to a new report drugs in return for new listings and million promised under the Sixth
from the Australian Institute of certainty for the sector. Community Pharmacy Agreement
Health and Welfare (AIHW). Set to be confirmed as part of the to expand professional services.
The new findings look at the 2017-18 budget, Fairfax is reporting At APP last month Guild
health impact, or burden, of MA has agreed to an increase in President George Tambassis raised
excess weight in terms of years of the mandatory price cuts triggered concerns the money would not be
healthy life lost from illness, injury, by the reimbursement of a second forthcoming because it was subject
or through premature death. brand of an already listed medicine, to yet-to-be-completed reviews of
Our weight is our second biggest delivering major savings. existing programs.
risk factor in terms of the health The budget package would see
the government save as much as
burden, accounting for 7%, said World immunisation
AIHW spokesperson Dr Lynelle
April 24-30 marks World
Moon.
This is behind only tobacco which McKesson Canada bid Immunisation Week with the
theme #vaccineswork, aiming to
accounts for 9% of the burden, she US PHARMACY giant McKesson
promote the use of vaccines.
added, although this gap has closed Corporation has sealed a deal
2017 marks the halfway point
in recent years as the burden of for the acquisition of Canadian
in the Global Vaccine Action Plan
tobacco drops and the burden of pharmacy chain Uniprix, a
which aims to avert death from
obesity rises. Montreal-based network of about
vaccine-preventable diseases by
Visit aihw.gov.au for the report. 300 independent pharmacies.
2020 through universal access to
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