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Australia: New HIV Drug Added to Taxpayer-Subsidized List

January 4, 2010

On Jan. 1, Australia's Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme added the AIDS drug Atripla (efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir) to the drugs that are covered for HIV/AIDS patients. The additional cost to the program is expected to be about $15 million (US $13.7 million) over four years. Prescription co-payments are also increasing slightly for all patients, to $5.40 (US $4.93) per prescription for concessional card holders and $33.30 (US $30.39) per prescription for general patients.

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Adapted from:
Australian Associated Press
01.01.2010


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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