PBS funding for MHT patches ‘at risk’, doctors say

Transdermal patches could be pulled from the PBS if the manufacturer's bid for a price hike is declined
Dr Karen Magraith.

Women’s health advocates are fighting to keep several menopausal hormone therapy products on the PBS — including the only two remaining combined transdermal patches  after a bid to delist them.

The supplier of Estradot (oestradiol) and Estalis (oestradiol and norethisterone), Sandoz (a division of Novartis), applied to the PBAC earlier this year to delist the products, saying the PBS price was no longer covering its costs.