rath wrote:Also agrees six price hikes
The government has also agreed to increase the price of six medicines currently listed on the PBS. This will ensure a number of essential medicines continue to be available. They include: heparin injection (preservative-free) for the prevention and treatment of blood clots, idarubicin capsules (Zavedos) for the treatment of leukemia, levonorgestrel intrauterine (Mirena) for use as a contraception and treatment of abnormally heavy and pronged menstrual bleeding, metformin with glibenclamide (Glucovance) for the treatment of diabetes, methyldopa (Hydopa) for the treatment of high blood pressure and estradiol vaginal tablets (Vagifem) for use as hormone replacement therapy for postmenopausal women.
The price increases for these medicines will have no impact on concessional patients which constitute around 80% of PBS prescriptions. The maximum amount they will pay for their prescriptions is A$5.80. General patients will continue to have access to subsidized medicines and will pay between A$0.57 and A$3.54 more for these medicines.
Snug wrote:I suggest that you do like I have done most of my life and Avoid health care at all costs. At the very least avoid ever going to a permanent care facility.
greeney2 wrote:Never been to a bone cruncher myself either, I have a real problem with them not being doctors, therefore not having the know how to determain if they could be causing more damage, or harming you.
I think most men are not too prone to going to the doctor, and women are, but they have other issues that require it more. Hate to admit it, but after certain ages, your body does require a little more looking at, and regular blood tests. Unfortunatly, it many times means more tests, that end up in negatives, like an expensive catscan I had to do, when they thought I had something on my lung. Thank God it was negative. Tom we all reach an age where you may need to take maintinace drugs, from findings on simple tests early in life. We never miss regular dental cleanings, and overdue for eye exams, both having a history of Glacoma in our Fathers, so thats a must. Wait until you get to joint the Colonoscopy club in a few years. The test is easy, as long as they knock you out. Drinking that crap the night before, I'll spare you the details about.
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