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Australia Questions Soliris Survival Benefit; Adds Listings From MSD, Novartis, Janssen To PBS

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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PERTH, Australia - Australia's Minister of Health Nicola Roxon requested advice from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee on the potential benefits of adding Alexion's Soliris (eculizumab) to the government's Life Saving Drugs Program (LSDP)

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