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palbociclib now on pbs as of may 1st

wendy55wendy55 Copper Triangle South AustraliaMember Posts: 726
Hi everyone,
woo hoo, the government has finally put palbociclib on the pbs as of may 1st 2020 it will become available.
I do not know if there are any set criteria for this ie only for those on a first line of treatment as has been the case in the past,. I have tried for several years for this to happen and finally the government has seen fit to do this.
I do hope this is now available for ALL women regardless of where they are in their metastatic treatment.



  • brightspacebrightspace Member Posts: 413
    Hi Wendy thanks for the info

    I checked the pbs info

    As usual it has been allocated to 
    First line treatment for metastatic estrogen positive patients who have not been on AI therapy for more than one month as a mets patient.
    Again disappointing 
    All the best bright in hope

  • wendy55wendy55 Copper Triangle South AustraliaMember Posts: 726
    hi @brightspace,
    thank you for your info, as I thought, once again the ladies who are further along the track are going to miss out, I just do not get it, we need this drug just as much as anyone.
    I just do not know what we can do to impress this upon the government and the pbs authoritites.

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