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Breast cancer prevention drug subsidised

AAP logoAAP 30/09/2016

More Australian women will be able to afford a preventative medicine that could reduce the risk of developing breast cancer thanks to government subsidies.

Tamoxifen is the first preventive treatment for breast cancer to be listed on the federal government's Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

The treatment will benefit an estimated 9000 women with moderate to high risk of developing breast cancer, and help patients on concessions save more than $200 a year.

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