PrEP costs slashed as government makes good on promise
The Federal Government has made good on its promise to add HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to the PBS, slashing the cost to patients.
The tenofovir plus emtricitabine combination pill will be subsidised from 1 April health minister Greg Hunt announced on Wednesday.
It follows a positive PBAC recommendation in early February.
The $180 million listing means the price of the drug to patients will drop from nearly $2500 a