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Senator Chris Schacht

Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs




Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs 3 Senator Chris Schacht, today welcomed the Minister’s decision to make Viagra available to veterans through the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme .


“I have received representations from veterans, particularly Vietnam veterans, who were receiving treatment for impotence caused, in part, by treatment for war related injuries,” Senator Schacht said.


“They could not understand why Viagra was not available on the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. “I wrote to the Minister in mid-July urging him to make Viagra available under the Benefits Scheme to veterans in circumstances where it was medically appropriate.


"I am pleased to see that the Minister recognises that there are veterans and their partners who will benefit by making Viagra available,” Senator Schacht said.


CONTACT: Chris Schacht 0419 851 545



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