Additional support for cancer patients affected by changes to treatment claim policies

Measures are in place to support cancer patients currently being treated with drugs not on the Health Ministry’s new cancer drug list. The list, which kicked in yesterday (Sep 1), limits MediShield Life and Integrated Shield Plan coverage to drugs that have been assessed to be reasonably priced, safe and effective. Speaking at a Singapore Cancer Society event, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said more than 90% of locally approved drugs are already on the list and he expects more to enter in the coming months or years.

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