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Fast track approval pathways for prescription medicines

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The Australian Government has put into place systems that allow early availability of certain potentially lifesaving prescription medicines for Australian citizens.

The purpose of the fast track approval pathways is to get prescription medicines that treat serious and life-threatening conditions to patients earlier than normal.

Examples of serious and life-threatening conditions include cancers, stroke, HIV and some rare inherited disorders.

We have implemented two new processes that will enable us to fast-track the availability of certain medicines:

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