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Tuesday, 9 March 1971


Senator KENNELLY (VICTORIA) - I ask the Minister representing the Minister for Health whether L. dopa will be available as a restricted national health service benefit for the treatment of Parkinson's disease when the new pharmaceutical benefits are listed on 1st April next. If the answer is in the negative, will the Minister explain why?


Senator Dame ANNABELLE RANKIN - J have some information concerning this matter from the Minister for Health. The honourable senator asks whether L. dopa will be available as a restricted national health service benefit. My reply to that question is yes. I also inform the honourable senator that it is anticipated that L. dopa will become available as a restricted pharmaceutical benefit as from 1st April 1971.







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