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AbbVie delays pain-free Humira

Posted 21 September 2020

AbbVie is working towards the potential PBS listing of its new Humira formulation in eight months time, despite the pain-free formula having been available overseas for years and a local petition attracting 26,000 signatures from Australian patients calling for funded access.

AbbVie has copped criticism from patients for failing to expedite the "pain-free" version of Humira, saying the company is enjoying an "incredibly lucrative monopoly of the treatment... in Australia".

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