Australian Lobbyist Group Aims for Alimta
The Asbestos Coalition, a new asbestos advocacy group, plans to
lobby the Australian government to add Alimta to the Pharmaceutical
The group consists of victims, unions, and medical professionals and aims to raise awareness about the continuing problems of asbestos exposure.
The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme provides subsidized medications for Australian residents and is especially valuable for patients who could not normally afford life saving drug therapies.
Alimta which costs thousands of dollars per treatment cycle has
become a point of contention among activists in Australia and England
where previous petitions to add the drug to subsidy lists have failed.
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