PBAC to review testosterone use

A spokesperson for the Department of Health and Ageing told MO that a subcommittee of the PBAC considered the wording of the PBS restriction for testosterone required clarification after a review last year found use had increased markedly over the last five years.

A study published in the Medical Journal of Australia in 2012 found expenditure rose ninefold to $12.7 million in the 20 years to 2010, based on PBS data.

The data mirrors that of a US study published last week from an insurance database, which showed androgen use in 10