New PBS listings give relief for severe asthma

The government has announced $130 million in federal funding to subsidise two asthma medications on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). The anti-interleukin-5 (anti-IL-5) therapy mepolizumab (Nucala® Glaxo SmithKline) is now available on the PBS under section 100 as an add-on treatment for people aged 12 and over with severe refractory eosinophilic asthma. It is given ...

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