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    China Medical

    This is yet another very expensive drug that isn’t to treat a disease but to reduce a risk. Insurance in a pill.Can we really afford a $500 million to a billion dollars in ‘insurance fees’ against one condition? What kind of outcomes on cardiovascular disease would you get if you spent that money on improving lifestyle or banning junk food sales to kids? Pradaxa is a pharma dream drug – expensive, lifelong and for treating a common condition. And does the PBAC ever go back and say hang on, this drug isn’t as cost effective as we thought, let’s take it off the PBS?

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