Why we need a more informed Minister for Women.
Tony Abbott PM, Minister for Women
Susan Lee MP. Minister for Health
Today I was talking to a patient who told me that Vagifem pessarieshave been removed from the PBS as of 1st May, 2015. Vagifem pessaries are a form of local oestrogen that a significant number of FEMALE pensioners or women holding health care cards are currently using to maintain or improve their pelvic health. That now means that the price of Vagifem has increased from $6.10 for a box to $26 for a box. Women are often on Vagifem for 30 years. Now I would like to know- On what basis are these decisions made?
The lady in question actually wants to discuss other options, because on a pension, for her, that is a large increase that makes her want to stop using it.
Vagifem assists women who are post-menopausal to re-oestrogenise their vaginal tissues and helps significantly with improved tissue…
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