Several pills have now been added to the PBS. Source: Getty (Stock image). Patients could save more than $100,000 after a series of cancer treatments and drugs for high cholesterol and nerve pain were added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). And the move is estimated to benefit around 500,000 Australians. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced certain treatments for lung cancer, leukaemia, nausea associated with chemotherapy, seizures or nerve pain and high cholesterol levels will be listed on Tuesday. There will also be price reductions across 175 medicine brands to make the drugs much more affordable. “Our strong budget management means we can give Australian patients with access to life-saving and life-changing medicines quicker than ever before, without raising taxes,” Morrison said in a statement. “From tomorrow, some of our most unwell Australians, many battling cancer, will receive a significant boost in the fight for their health.” Among the […]