Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) welcomes the Federal Government's ban on compounding replica Ozempic medication but warns consumers who do legitimately need it can't be left worse off when the ban starts in October. "CHF has been concerned about safety and quality issues linked to the...
Tonight's Federal Budget serves as a placeholder in what could have been a landmark year for health reforms. The Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) recognises some strides made in health care sectors, yet crucial opportunities to deliver comprehensive, affordable, and accessible healthcare...
With one week to go until the Federal Budget is delivered, the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) says the budget must make it cheaper and easier for Australians to access healthcare, particularly as many people continue to struggle through the prolonged cost-of-living. “CHF wants to see...
Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) welcomes the Australian Government’s decision today to maintain the status-quo for General Use Items on the Prescribed List, calling it a win for consumers and common sense. “CHF has been advocating for years now that any change to the Prescribed List could...
Arthritis Australia , Chronic Pain Australia and the Consumers Health Forum of Australia want to recognise the consumers, living with chronic pain, who came forward and bravely shared their personal experiences on ABC’s Four Corners “Pain Factory” of how the health system has let them down. Last...
CHF welcomes the release of the #EndGenderBias survey report which asked Australian women to share their experiences of barriers and bias in the health system. The landmark report, commissioned by the National Women’s Health Advisory Council, discovered that two thirds of women report they...
Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) understands why the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is proposing a ban on pharmacists compounding Ozempic but the supply issue for Australian consumers remains. “What we are hearing from consumers is that ever since Ozempic has become better known as...
Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) has called on the Australian Government to fund a public education campaign that fully explains the Medicare system to the general public. CHF, Australia’s peak body for health consumers, said many people only think of Medicare as helping to fund their GP...
Millions of Australian consumers with chronic health conditions will be able to access cheaper medicines from today, under the first stage of the Australian Government’s new 60-day dispensing policy. CHF, Australia’s national peak body for health consumers, welcomes the new policy as a small but...
CHF, Australia’s national peak body for health consumers, has described the ‘green light’ given to 60-day prescriptions in the Senate today as ‘a victory for common sense’. “With the current cost of living pressures, this is an important win for consumers with chronic health conditions as it will...

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