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Mark Butler joins calls for Covid anti-viral drugs to be more widely available

Health minister’s office made submission to advisory committee to expand PBS eligibility of Lagevrio and Paxlovid

The federal health minister, Mark Butler, has backed calls for the eligibility criteria of Covid anti-viral drugs to be expanded to more Australians, as the nation battles a winter wave of the pandemic.

It came as New South Wales health minister, Brad Hazzard, added his voice to calls for Lagevrio and Paxlovid to be made more widely available and said he did not agree with current federal eligibility rules and was hoping they would change.

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