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11-25-2014, 12:35 PM   #1
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Experience with travelling to/staying in Australia with humira?

Hi everybody! Hope you are all well

I'm thinking about handing my notice in at work, and going to stay with my friend in Australia. I have not made any final decisions but I'm either going to be visiting for a month or so, or I will be staying out there for a while.

I was just wondering, does anybody have any useful info or advice with taking humira in Australia? Would I have to take a large quantity with me, or would they provide it there for me, if they did provide it there would it cost me (as I currently get it free) and how much would it cost me? Just any help would be much appreciated! Humira has been one of the best things for me so I could just do with some advice please

Thanks everyone xxx
11-25-2014, 03:22 PM   #2
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From what is stated below you are only eligible for the amount on a script and that is it. From what I can ascertain one script is 2 units. This amount would be provided under the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) which is not free. A PBS script at present is $36.90.

The full cost of Humira for 2 units is $1774.70.

Reciprocal Health Care Agreement:

Where an eligible patient is a visitor from a country with which Australia has entered into a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement, the supply will be limited to the original prescription only. Repeat prescriptions for these patients are not permitted.

http://www.humanservices.gov.au/cust...s-to-australia
This is general information about entitlements of reciprocal health agreements:

http://www.humanservices.gov.au/cust...s-to-australia

We have not used Humira at our end and have no experience with its use whilst travelling to countries with a reciprocal health agreement. Hopefully someone will be along with better info than me!

Dusty. xxx
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11-25-2014, 03:51 PM   #3
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Thanks DustyKat. That's really helpful any advice is much appreciated. Definitely helps me in my decision making processes too. Thanks again xxx
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