Budget 2015: the key measures

Key budget announcements relating to health include:

Spending:

  • $1.58bn for new and amended listings of medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). This includes:
  1. Myozyme (Alglucosidase alfa‑rch) for the treatment of Pompe disease from 1 February 2015;
  2. Lemtrada (Alemtuzumab) for the treatment of relapsing‑remitting multiple sclerosis from 1 April 2015;

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