Let's get palbociclib on the PBS

CosetteCosette Member Posts: 652
edited March 2017 in Community news and events

Palbociclib (also called Ibrance) is used to treat hormone receptor positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer. Palbociclib is available in 52 countries, but Australia is not one of them. The only way Australians can get it is by buying it from overseas for about $10,000 a month, or participating in a clinical trial.

Palbociclib is being considered for sale in Australia and BCNA needs your help. Sign our online petition. Tell the government decision-makers that this is an important drug. We need it in Austraila and we need it to be affordable.

Sign our petition here: https://www.bcna.org.au/about-us/advocacy/current-advocacy-issues/palbociclib-petition/

And share it! Tell others to sign it too.


  • Jane221Jane221 Central Coast, NSWMember Posts: 1,141
    Thanks @Cosette_BCNA, have signed and hope the petition is successful.
  • GlemmisGlemmis Member Posts: 308
    Thanks @Cosette_BCNA, signed & shared on Facebook, fingers crossed!
  • socodasocoda LeumeahMember Posts: 1,773
    Thanks Cosette. Signed and shared :smiley:
  • Cate64Cate64 Member Posts: 446
  • wendy55wendy55 Copper Triangle South AustraliaMember Posts: 484
    Hi, Cosette,
    What a wonderful initiative, I am one of those women who would benefit from Ibrance, I am on Xeloda and have been for 12 months, the side effects arent very nice, but I have had to learn to live with them, {dont fancy the alternative!} this drug would change the quality of life for so many of us - thank you to you and all of the fantastic women who sign and share this - we can make a difference! -
  • AfraserAfraser MelbourneMember Posts: 2,597
  • pacwoodpacwood Rural Gippsland in VictoriaMember Posts: 109
    So nice to see on Facebook how many people are sharing this petition!!! Love the power of social media!

  • SouthgirlSouthgirl Member Posts: 74
    I agree @pacwood - I put it on Facebook just hoping that may prompt a few extra signatures - and so many of my friends have signed the petition and shared the post, the response has been wonderful.
  • kayviekayvie Melbourne Member Posts: 157
    Thanks Cosette Done!
  • rowdyrowdy Member Posts: 1,165
  • Michelle_RMichelle_R Gold Coast QldMember Posts: 894
    Signed and done here, too.
  • DeanneDeanne Sunshine Coast QldMember Posts: 2,103
    Signed and shared.
  • HulosHulos Member Posts: 94
    Done, thank you so much cosette
  • SoldierCrabSoldierCrab Bathurst NSW Member Posts: 3,231
    shared into my facebook pages and groups ..... signed :D 
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