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Funding Treatments in Australia

Life Saving Drugs Program (LSDP)

Background

In Australia the Federal Government has a program called the Life Saving Drugs Program (LSDP) which aims to provide subsidised access for eligible patients to expensive and ‘life saving drugs’ for serious and rare medical conditions.

Before a drug is made available on the LSDP it must be accepted by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee as clinically effective, but not recommended for inclusion on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme due to unacceptable cost-effectiveness.

Subsidised access through the LSDP is granted in accordance with specified eligibility criteria and subject to certain conditions.

Recent Updates

Fabry disease Guidelines and application forms have been revised.

Please refer to the Australian Department of Health website for further information.

http://www.health.gov.au/lsdp