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Submission concerning Jorveza® for EoE change to current PBS listing - 23 Jan 2023

Submission from Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA): We welcome the opportunity to lodge our comments in support of the submission for Jorveza® (Budesonide) which is on the March 2023 Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) meeting agenda. Jorveza® was PBS listed in May 2022 specifically for the treatment of EoE.

This application is for a change to the current Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listing, for Jorveza® tablet 500 micrograms or tablet 1 mg (orally disintegrating) for eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE). The proposed changes address issues in the current listing which are potentially reducing access to Jorveza® for some patients with EoE.

These issues are:

  • The requirement for a gastroenterologist to prescribe Jorveza®
  • The requirement for endoscopy to confirm improvement with Jorveza®
  • Uncertainty about the number of biopsies required at endoscopy to initiate treatment with Jorveza®

See the submission here:

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