Diabetes, cancer and arthritis sufferers to benefit from new subsidies

 In Australia

The cost of medicines to treat diabetes, cancer, arthritis, asthma and eye disease will be slashed next week under a massive new round of Turnbull government subsidies.

The government will add 11 drugs to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme on April 1, saving Australian patients thousands of dollars, Health Minister Greg Hunt says.

The focus of the listings is a range of new and improved treatments for diabetes, a disease that afflicts up to 1.7 million Australians, with 280 new cases every day. Sydney Morning Herald – Read more…

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