Possible PBS listing for dabrafenib and trametinib

Possible PBS listing for dabrafenib and trametinib

18 December 2018

Dabrafenib and trametinib are being considered by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) for the adjuvant treatment of resected Stage III melanoma in BRAF positive patients.

Listing on the PBS would provide these treatments at a subsidised price to patients at an earlier stage of disease than currently available.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved this combination therapy in June 2018 for resected Stage III patients. The combination of dabrafenib and trametinib is listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for unresectable Stage III and Stage IV melanoma only.

Should you wish to provide comment to the PBAC, the Consumer Comments portal on the PBS website can be found here. The portal will close on 13 February 2019, prior to the PBAC Meeting in March.

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