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Australia Adds Alzheimer’s Drug Patch To Coverage Formulary

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Australian authorities have decided to add the skin patch for delivering an Alzheimer's disease drug to the formulary covered under the national health plan, beginning next month. The Pfizer patch, considered to have fewer side effects than Aricept (donepezil) in tablet form, joins several other Alzheimer's drugs on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme list. The drug does not cure the disease, but improves a patient's ability to function with it. (Click here for more

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