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It's available in Australia as well Clare :)

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I'm having difficulty finding out a lot about it but have established that it is on the list of highly specialised drugs. Basically what this means is:

Who can be treated with an HSD?

To be eligible to receive treatment under the HSD Program, a patient must attend a participating hospital and be a day-admitted patient, a non-admitted patient or a patient on discharge. The patient must be under appropriate specialist medical care, meet the specific medical criteria and be an Australian resident in Australia (or other eligible person) as defined in section 3 of the Health Insurance Act 1973.
http://www.medicareaustralia.gov.au/provider/pubs/mediguide/section7/drug-program.shtml#prescribe

No idea on cost but I assume it's like many drugs prescribed by a specialist in a public or private hospital here. If needed and everything else has been tried then it would be available at the government subsidised rate, like all our other prescriptions. I imagine to meet the criteria you would have had to have tried everything else and failed to respond to it.

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