RU-486 subsidy won’t increase abortions: govt

In what Ms Plibersek described as an important first step, the PBAC has recommended mifepristone (RU-486) and misoprostol be reimbursed. The government will now review factors such as cost and supply of the drugs. A final decision on PBS listing is due before the election.

“It’s not my intention that this become a political football,” Ms Plibersek said.

If listed, the drugs — which are on the World Health Organization’s list of essential medicines — would likely cost $5.90 each for concessional patients and $36.10

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