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Treatment: First-time PBS listing for mesothelioma

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 25 June 2021
Treatment: First-time PBS listing for mesothelioma
Drugs Opdivo and Yevoy, which work in tandem, have been given an expanded listing on the PBS to include treatment for inoperable or unresectable malignant mesothelioma. The listing will start on 1 July, and federal Health Minister Greg Hunt expects 700 patients per year will benefit from it. "This is the first time that immunotherapy has been reimbursed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme for mesothelioma" said Canberra Hospital's staff specialist medical oncologist Geoffrey P...
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