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I think you're right....Gilenya is approved for PBS subsidisation. But Movectro (Cladribine) was not approved for PBS subsidisation. Both had TGA approval, and the marketers of both have been giving out free samples since they got TGA approval.
The marketer of Movectro just announced they're withdrawing it from global market. I guess not getting PBS subsidisation for it was quite a hit (as it was only approved in Australia and Russia. North American and European regulators knocked it back). Approved in two countries....one of which (Oz) is not a paying customer! Gotta hurt
Who is Novartis and how do you get the free samples? I live in NZ and it will likely be approved here within the next 6 months but whether or not it is funded will take another couple years to determine and I can't afford $1000 a week (which is what it will probably cost here) so I'd like to see about the free samples to try it and see if it will even work for me.
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