Over prescribing concerns prompt Australian government to refer listing of BI's Pradaxa
This article was originally published in Scrip
Boehringer Ingelheim's warfarin replacement Pradaxa (dabigatran) is facing delays in reaching the Australian market after the government delayed listing the drug on the state-funded Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). In line with advice from PBAC, the government first wants advice on avoiding potential over prescribing before listing the anticoagulant.
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