Rare can­cer drug PBS

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FED­ERAL Health Min­is­ter Greg Hunt last week an­nounced an ad­di­tional treat­ment op­tion, So­mat­u­line Au­to­gel (lan­reotide) from Ipsen will be listed on the Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Ben­e­fits Scheme for pa­tients with a rare type of can­cer, known as GEP-NETs or as gas­troen­teropan­cre­atic neu­roen­docrine tu­mours.

It is ex­pected that on av­er­age, 760 Aus­tralians will have sub­sidised ac­cess to this medicine each year, the depart­ment said.

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