12 new drugs listed on PBS

Three new diabetes drugs, a combination therapy for high cholesterol and two asthma inhalers will be listed on the PBS, the health minister has confirmed.

The latest round of PBS listings will also include dabrafenib (Rafinlar), a new drug for malignant melanoma in patients positive for the BRAF gene mutation, and ivabradine (Coralan) for chronic heart failure.

Botulinum toxin (Botox) will also finally be PBS listed for chronic migraine, along with an