Strontium ranelate delisted from PBS

Strontium ranelate (Protos) has been delisted from the PBS since August 1, with patients expected to pay up to $60 for a private prescription.  

The drug has been mired in controversy since 2014 when a European Medicines Agency sub-committee concluded strontium’s risk-benefit profile was “no longer favourable” and that it should not be used to treat osteoporosis.

The TGA later added a

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