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  12/25/2012, Tevet 12, 5773

Dozens of New Drugs and Therapies Added to Health Basket

Members of the Health Ministry's panel on state subsidized drugs and therapies on Tuesday published an updated list of items that will be covered under Israel's National Health Insurance. Drugs and therapies included on the list are available for no cost or for a symbolic cost of a few shekels to all Israelis. Among the drugs to be included this year will be Gardasil, made by MSD, a vaccine against cervical cancer. The drug will be provided beginning next year to all eighth grade female students in Israel.