Life Saving Drugs Program – Fact sheet for treating physicians

This fact sheet gives answers to common questions about the role of treating physicians in prescribing Life Saving Drugs Program (LSDP) medicines.


Life Saving Drugs Program – Fact sheet for treating physicians

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This fact sheet answers the following common questions:

  • Is my patient eligible to receive an LSDP medicine?
  • How can a patient access subsidised treatment?
  • How long does approval take?
  • What do I have to provide as part of the annual reapplication process?
  • Can my patient participate in a clinical trial while receiving LSDP funded medicine?
  • My patient has returned from a break or clinical trial. Can I reapply on behalf of my patient to the LSDP?
  • What do I do if my patient wants to change or cease treatment?
  • How do I request a dose increase?
  • What do I need to do if my patient wishes to travel?
  • Do patients pay for LSDP medicines?
  • Can patients pick up their LSDP medicine from a community pharmacy?
  • Can a patient collect more than one month’s supply of LSDP medicine at a time?
  • Can a patient change their nominated hospital/pharmacy?
  • Can my patient change treating physician?
  • If I take leave, can I refer my patient to another treating physician?
  • Can my patient receive infusions through the home-infusion service?
  • Which medicines are available for home infusion?

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