Anti-VEGF PBS drug

Anti-VEGF remains most expensive PBS drug

The Australian government spent $55 million more on anti-VEGF macular disease therapies in 2020-21 compared to the previous year, with aflibercept (Eylea) maintaining its title as the costliest subsided drug in the country.
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Novartis ophthalmology sale

Novartis secures PBS recommendation for Beovu

An independent expert panel has recommended Novartis’ treatment Beovu be subsidised through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) patients as a second-line anti-VEGF treatment.
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Ophthalmology’s most life-changing procedures revealed

Seventy-five percent of ophthalmic interventions investigated in a major study have shown evidence of improving quality of life for patients with eye disease, with cataract surgery and anti-VEGF therapy singled out as some of the most important procedures.
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Anti-VEGF becomes most expensive drug on PBS

The Australian government spent more than $610 million on anti-VEGF treatments during the past year, with aflibercept (Eylea) leapfrogging a hepatitis C drug to become the costliest subsidised drug for the first time.  
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Eylea biosimilar embarks on Phase 3 trial

A biopharmaceutical company that is developing cheaper anti-VEGF treatments for Australia and other markets has launched a global clinical trial for a biosimilar version of leading treatment Eylea (aflibercept).
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Traces of anti-VEGF drugs found in breast milk

Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) drugs have been identified in breast milk, prompting warnings from the researchers that the use of these medications during breastfeeding could affect developing infants.
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