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Full reviews

  • Atorvastatin (Lipitor) for the management of lipid disorders
  • Anastrozole (Arimidex) for the treatment of hormone-dependent early breast cancer in postmenopausal women
  • Buprenorphine transdermal patches (Norspan) for chronic severe pain

In Brief

  • High-strength fluticasone inhalers remain PBS listed
  • Pethidine to be deleted from doctor’s bag supplies
  • Changes to narcotic analgesic prescribing
  • Benzodiazepines and NSAIDs on palliative care list
  • More information about PBAC decisions
  • New web extras