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Butler fast tracks drug funding

Posted 10 July 2024 PM

Health Minister Mark Butler announced this morning that the Federal Government will cover the costs of Norgine's unapproved brain cancer treatment until the company establishes a compassionate access scheme while it pursues the necessary approvals for a PBS listing.

The decision follows mounting pressure from parents seeking the medicine known as DFMO, short for difluoromethylornithine, for their children diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma.

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