03 Sep 2015

MDref Update September 2015

MDref update September 2015
Summary of changes


Quick-links

New items

Discontinued items

Re-instated items

Minor changes

Cross-references

Phoenix drug information documents


This page does not include PBS/RPBS changes, please refer to http://www.pbs.gov.au/browse/changes


New items since prior update (August 2015), by trade-name

Summary: 36 new items

Anaesthetic agent – local (inc. epidural)

  • ROPIVACAINE PFIZER Infusion (Ropivacaine hydrochloride 0.2%) pack size 5*100mL
  • ROPIVACAINE PFIZER Infusion (Ropivacaine hydrochloride 0.2%) pack size 5*200mL

Antibiotic – lincosamide

  • CLINDAMYCIN BNM Capsule (Clindamycin (as hydrochloride) 150mg) pack size 24

Antibiotic – penicillins

  • APO-FLUCLOXACILLIN Capsule (Flucloxacillin (as sodium) 250mg) pack size 24
  • APO-FLUCLOXACILLIN Capsule (Flucloxacillin (as sodium) 500mg) pack size 24

Anticonvulsant or antiepileptic

  • KERRON Oral Solu’n (Levetiracetam 100mg/mL) pack size 300mL

Antidiarrheal

  • APOHEALTH DIARRHOEA RELIEF PLUS Chew’Tablet (Loperamide hydrochloride/Simethicone 2mg/125mg) pack size 6

Antineoplastic – systemic antimetabolite

  • CAPECITABINE MYX Tablet (Capecitabine 150mg) pack size 60
  • CAPECITABINE MYX Tablet (Capecitabine 500mg) pack size 120

Antineoplastic – systemic other

  • SUTENT Capsule (Sunitinib (as malate) 37.5mg) pack size 28

Bronchodilators

  • BRIMICA GENUAIR Powder Inh (Aclidinium (as bromide)/Eformoterol fumarate dihydrate 343mcg (340mcg delivered)-12mcg (11.8mcg delivered)/actuation) pack size 60 dose

Cold and flu preparations

  • APOHEALTH COLD & FLU RELIEF DAY/NIGHT Tablet (Paracetamol/Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride/Codeine phosphate/Chlorpheniramine maleate Day: 500mg/30mg/6mg + Night: 500mg/30mg/2mg) pack size 24 (16+8)

Cough suppressant

  • APOHEALTH DRY TICKLY COUGH RELIEF FORTE Oral Liquid (Pholcodine 4mg/mL) pack size 200mL

Enzyme replacement therapy (inc stim & enhancers)

  • CINRYZE Powder->Inj (C1 esterase inhibitor (human) 500 units) pack size 2

Gonadotrophins

  • PERGOVERIS Powder->Inj (Follitropin alfa/Lutropin alfa 150 units/75 units) pack size 7*1

Ophthalmological – antiinfective

  • VIRGAN Eye Gel (Ganciclovir 0.15%) pack size 5g

Pituitary/hypothalamic hormones

  • NORDITROPIN FLEXPRO Injection (Somatropin (rbe) 10mg (30 units)) pack size 1*1.5mL
  • NORDITROPIN FLEXPRO Injection (Somatropin (rbe) 15mg (45 units)) pack size 1*1.5mL
  • NORDITROPIN SIMPLEXx Cartridge (Somatropin (rbe) 5mg (15 units)) pack size 1*1.5mL
  • NORDITROPIN SIMPLEXx Cartridge (Somatropin (rbe) 10mg (30 units)) pack size 1*1.5mL
  • NORDITROPIN SIMPLEXx Cartridge (Somatropin (rbe) 15mg (45 units)) pack size 1*1.5mL
  • NUTROPIN AQ Liquid (Somatropin (rbe) 10mg (30 units)) pack size 1*2mL
  • OMNITROPE SUREPAL Cartridge (Somatropin (rbe) 15mg (45 units)) pack size 1*1.5mL
  • SAIZEN Sol for Inj (Somatropin (rmc) 6mg (18 units)) pack size 1*1.03mL
  • SAIZEN Sol for Inj (Somatropin (rmc) 12mg (36 units)) pack size 1*1.5mL
  • SAIZEN Sol for Inj (Somatropin (rmc) 20mg (60 units)) pack size 1*2.5mL
  • ZOMACTON Powder->Inj (Somatropin (rbe) 4mg (12 units)) pack size 1
  • ZOMACTON Powder->Inj (Somatropin (rbe) 10mg (30 units)) pack size 1

Proton pump inhibitors

  • ESOMEPRAZOLE GH EC Tablet (Esomeprazole (as magnesium) 20mg) pack size 30
  • ESOMEPRAZOLE GH EC Tablet (Esomeprazole (as magnesium) 40mg) pack size 30

SSRI antidepressants

  • TALAM Tablet (Citalopram (as hydrobromide) 10mg) pack size 28
  • TALAM Tablet (Citalopram (as hydrobromide) 40mg) pack size 28

Supplemental & enteral nutrition

  • XLYS, LOW TRY MAXAMUM Powder (Amino acids, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrate, fat, trace elements; lysine-free, low in tryptophan) pack size 9*500g

Systemic NSAIDs

  • KETOROLAC APOTEX Sol for Inj (Ketorolac trometamol 10mg/1mL) pack size 5*1mL

Vaccines – viral

  • TICOVAC JUNIOR Injection (Tick-borne encephalitis vaccine (whole virus, Neudorfl strain) – inactivated 1.2mcg) pack size 1*0.25mL
  • TICOVAC Injection (Tick-borne encephalitis vaccine (whole virus, Neudorfl strain) – inactivated 2.4mcg) pack size 1*0.5mL

Other changes since prior update

Discontinued items

Summary: 15 discontinued items

  • ACIHEXAL Tablet (Aciclovir 800mg) pack size 35
  • ACIHEXAL Tablet (Aciclovir 800mg) pack size 120
  • BOTOX PURIFIED NEUROTOXIN COMPLEX Powder->Inj (Botulinum toxin type A 100 units) pack size 1
  • EXELON Oral Solu’n (Rivastigmine (as hydrogen tartrate) 2mg/mL) pack size 120mL
  • FEXAL Tablet (Fexofenadine hydrochloride 60mg) pack size 20
  • GENRX CAPTOPRIL Tablet (Captopril 12.5mg) pack size 90
  • GENRX CAPTOPRIL Tablet (Captopril 25mg) pack size 90
  • GENRX CAPTOPRIL Tablet (Captopril 50mg) pack size 90
  • GENRX FOSINOPRIL Tablet (Fosinopril sodium 10mg) pack size 30
  • GENRX FOSINOPRIL Tablet (Fosinopril sodium 20mg) pack size 30
  • IMODIUM ADVANCED Chew’Tablet (Loperamide hydrochloride/Simethicone 2mg/125mg) pack size 6
  • IMODIUM ADVANCED Chew’Tablet (Loperamide hydrochloride/Simethicone 2mg/125mg) pack size 12
  • IMODIUM Caplet (Loperamide hydrochloride 2mg) pack size 20
  • ORUDIS Gel (Ketoprofen 2.5%) pack size 30g
  • ORUDIS Gel (Ketoprofen 2.5%) pack size 60g

Items formerly discontinued, now re-instated

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Minor amendments and clarifications

Summary: 75 amended items

  • ACIVISION Eye Oint. (Aciclovir 3%) pack size 4.5g [formerly ACIVISION Eye Oint. (Aciclovir 3% (30mg/g)) pack size 4.5g]
  • ANTHEL Tablet (Pyrantel (as embonate) 125mg) pack size 6 [formerly ANTHEL 125 Tablet (Pyrantel embonate 125mg) pack size 6]
  • ANTHEL Tablet (Pyrantel (as embonate) 250mg) pack size 6 [formerly ANTHEL 250 Tablet (Pyrantel embonate 250mg) pack size 6]
  • APOHEALTH THRUSH TREATMENT DUO Cap + Cream (Fluconazole/Clotrimazole 150mg + 1%) pack size 1+10g [formerly APOHEALTH THRUSH TREATMENT DUO Cap + Cream (Fluconazole/Clotrimazole 150mg capsule + 1% cream) pack size 1+10g]
  • AREDIA Powder->Inj (Disodium pamidronate 30mg) pack size 2 [formerly AREDIA Powder+Dil (Disodium pamidronate 30mg) pack size 2]
  • AREDIA Powder->Inj (Disodium pamidronate 90mg) pack size 1 [formerly AREDIA Powder+Dil (Disodium pamidronate 90mg) pack size 1]
  • BOTOX PURIFIED NEUROTOXIN COMPLEX Powder->Inj (Botulinum toxin type A 100 units) pack size 4*1 [formerly BOTOX PURIFIED NEUROTOXIN COMPLEX Powder->Inj (Botulinum toxin type A 100 units) pack size 1]
  • CITANEST – PLAIN Vial (Prilocaine hydrochloride 0.5%) pack size 1*50mL [formerly CITANEST – PLAIN Vial (Prilocaine hydrochloride 0.5%) pack size 50mL]
  • CLEXANE FORTE Injection (Enoxaparin sodium 120mg/0.8mL (pre-filled syringe)) pack size 10*0.8mL [formerly CLEXANE FORTE Syringe (Enoxaparin sodium 120mg/0.8mL) pack size 10*0.8mL]
  • CLEXANE FORTE Injection (Enoxaparin sodium 150mg/1mL (pre-filled syringe)) pack size 10*1mL [formerly CLEXANE FORTE Syringe (Enoxaparin sodium 150mg/1mL) pack size 10*1mL]
  • CLEXANE Injection (Enoxaparin sodium 20mg/0.2mL (pre-filled syringe)) pack size 2*10*0.2mL [formerly CLEXANE Syringe (Enoxaparin sodium 20mg/0.2mL) pack size 2*10*0.2mL]
  • CLEXANE Injection (Enoxaparin sodium 40mg/0.4mL (ampoule)) pack size 2*10*0.4mL [formerly CLEXANE Ampoule (Enoxaparin sodium 40mg/0.4mL) pack size 2*10*0.4mL]
  • CLEXANE Injection (Enoxaparin sodium 40mg/0.4mL (pre-filled syringe)) pack size 2*10*0.4mL [formerly CLEXANE Syringe (Enoxaparin sodium 40mg/0.4mL) pack size 2*10*0.4mL]
  • CLEXANE Injection (Enoxaparin sodium 60mg/0.6mL (pre-filled syringe)) pack size 10*0.6mL [formerly CLEXANE Syringe (Enoxaparin sodium 60mg/0.6mL) pack size 10*0.6mL]
  • CLEXANE Injection (Enoxaparin sodium 60mg/0.6mL (pre-filled syringe)) pack size 2*10*0.6mL [formerly CLEXANE Syringe (Enoxaparin sodium 60mg/0.6mL) pack size 2*10*0.6mL]
  • CLEXANE Injection (Enoxaparin sodium 80mg/0.8mL (pre-filled syringe)) pack size 10*0.8mL [formerly CLEXANE Syringe (Enoxaparin sodium 80mg/0.8mL) pack size 10*0.8mL]
  • CLEXANE Injection (Enoxaparin sodium 80mg/0.8mL (pre-filled syringe)) pack size 2*10*0.8mL [formerly CLEXANE Syringe (Enoxaparin sodium 80mg/0.8mL) pack size 2*10*0.8mL]
  • CLEXANE Injection (Enoxaparin sodium 100mg/1mL (pre-filled syringe)) pack size 10*1mL [formerly CLEXANE Syringe (Enoxaparin sodium 100mg/mL) pack size 10*1.0mL]
  • CLEXANE Injection (Enoxaparin sodium 100mg/1mL (pre-filled syringe)) pack size 2*10*1mL [formerly CLEXANE Syringe (Enoxaparin sodium 100mg/mL) pack size 2*10*1.0mL]
  • DIFLUCAN DUO Cap + Cream (Fluconazole/Clotrimazole 150mg + 1%) pack size 1+10g [formerly DIFLUCAN DUO Cap + Cream (Fluconazole/Clotrimazole 150mg + 10mg/g) pack size 1+10g]
  • DOTAREM Vial (Gadoteric acid 279.32mg/mL) pack size 1*10mL [formerly DOTAREM Sol for Inj (Gadoteric acid 279.32mg/mL) pack size 1*10mL]
  • DYSPORT Powder->Inj (Clostridium botulinum toxin type A 300 units) pack size 4*1 [formerly DYSPORT Powder (Clostridium botulinum toxin type A 300 units) pack size 1]
  • DYSPORT Powder->Inj (Clostridium botulinum toxin type A 500 units) pack size 2*1 [formerly DYSPORT Powder (Clostridium botulinum toxin type A 500 units) pack size 1]
  • FEMAZOLE DUO Cap + Cream (Fluconazole/Clotrimazole 150mg + 1%) pack size 1+10g [formerly FEMAZOLE DUO Cap + Cream (Fluconazole/Clotrimazole 150mg Capsule + 1% Cream) pack size 1+10g]
  • HERRON GOLD PARACETAMOL CAPSEALS Tablet (Paracetamol 500mg) pack size 4 [formerly HERRON PARACETAMOL Capseal (Paracetamol 500mg) pack size 4]
  • HERRON GOLD PARACETAMOL CAPSEALS Tablet (Paracetamol 500mg) pack size 12 [formerly HERRON PARACETAMOL Capseal (Paracetamol 500mg) pack size 12]
  • HERRON GOLD PARACETAMOL CAPSEALS Tablet (Paracetamol 500mg) pack size 20 [formerly HERRON PARACETAMOL Capseal (Paracetamol 500mg) pack size 24]
  • HERRON GOLD PARACETAMOL TABSULES Tablet (Paracetamol 500mg) pack size 12 [formerly HERRON PARACETAMOL Tabsule (Paracetamol 500mg) pack size 12]
  • HERRON GOLD PARACETAMOL TABSULES Tablet (Paracetamol 500mg) pack size 20 [formerly HERRON PARACETAMOL Tabsule (Paracetamol 500mg) pack size 25]
  • HERRON GOLD PARACETAMOL TABSULES Tablet (Paracetamol 500mg) pack size 36 [formerly HERRON PARACETAMOL Tabsule (Paracetamol 500mg) pack size 48]
  • HERRON GOLD PARACETAMOL TABSULES Tablet (Paracetamol 500mg) pack size 60 [formerly HERRON PARACETAMOL Tabsule (Paracetamol 500mg) pack size 96]
  • HERRON VITAMIN C Chew’Tablet (Ascorbic acid/Sodium ascorbate 276mg/253mg) pack size 100 [formerly HERRON VITAMIN C Tablet (Ascorbic acid/Sodium ascorbate 276mg/253mg) pack size 100]
  • INCIVO Tablet (Telaprevir 375mg) pack size 42 [formerly INCIVO Tablet (Telaprevir 375mg) pack size 6*42]
  • IOMERON 300 Injection (Iomeprol 612.4mg/mL) pack size 1*50mL [formerly IOMERON Vial (Iomeprol 612.4mg/mL) pack size 50mL]
  • IOMERON 300 Injection (Iomeprol 612.4mg/mL) pack size 1*100mL [formerly IOMERON Vial (Iomeprol 612.4mg/mL) pack size 100mL]
  • IOMERON 350 Injection (Iomeprol 714.4mg/mL) pack size 1*50mL [formerly IOMERON Vial (Iomeprol 714.4mg/mL) pack size 50mL]
  • IOMERON 350 Injection (Iomeprol 714.4mg/mL) pack size 1*75mL [formerly IOMERON Vial (Iomeprol 714.4mg/mL) pack size 75mL]
  • IOMERON 350 Injection (Iomeprol 714.4mg/mL) pack size 1*100mL [formerly IOMERON Vial (Iomeprol 714.4mg/mL) pack size 100mL]
  • ISOVUE 300 Injection (Iopamidol 300mg (Iodine)/mL) pack size 10*10mL [formerly ISOVUE Injection (Iopamidol 300mg (Iodine)/mL) pack size 10*10mL]
  • ISOVUE 300 Injection (Iopamidol 300mg (Iodine)/mL) pack size 1*50mL [formerly ISOVUE Injection (Iopamidol 300mg (Iodine)/mL) pack size 1*50mL]
  • ISOVUE 300 Injection (Iopamidol 300mg (Iodine)/mL) pack size 1*70mL [formerly ISOVUE Injection (Iopamidol 300mg (Iodine)/mL) pack size 1*70mL]
  • ISOVUE 300 Injection (Iopamidol 300mg (Iodine)/mL) pack size 1*100mL [formerly ISOVUE Injection (Iopamidol 300mg (Iodine)/mL) pack size 1*100mL]
  • ISOVUE 370 Injection (Iopamidol 370mg (Iodine)/mL) pack size 1*30mL [formerly ISOVUE Injection (Iopamidol 370mg (Iodine)/mL) pack size 1*30mL]
  • ISOVUE 370 Injection (Iopamidol 370mg (Iodine)/mL) pack size 1*50mL [formerly ISOVUE Injection (Iopamidol 370mg (Iodine)/mL) pack size 1*50mL]
  • ISOVUE 370 Injection (Iopamidol 370mg (Iodine)/mL) pack size 1*70mL [formerly ISOVUE Injection (Iopamidol 370mg (Iodine)/mL) pack size 1*70mL]
  • ISOVUE 370 Injection (Iopamidol 370mg (Iodine)/mL) pack size 1*100mL [formerly ISOVUE Injection (Iopamidol 370mg (Iodine)/mL) pack size 1*100mL]
  • ISOVUE 370 Injection (Iopamidol 370mg (Iodine)/mL) pack size 1*200mL [formerly ISOVUE Injection (Iopamidol 370mg (Iodine)/mL) pack size 1*200mL]
  • LIFELINE ATTEST Test Strip (Test strip for blood Glucose) pack size 50 [formerly LIFELINE ATTEST Test Strip (Test strip for blood Glucose) pack size 2*50]
  • LUVERIS Powder->Inj (Lutropin alfa (rch) 75 units) pack size 7*1 [formerly LUVERIS 75 IU Powder (Lutropin alfa (rch) 75 Units) pack size 1]
  • NAPROSYN SR Tablet (Naproxen 750mg) pack size 28 [formerly NAPROSYN SR SR Tablet (Naproxen 750mg) pack size 28]
  • NAPROSYN SR Tablet (Naproxen 1,000mg) pack size 28 [formerly NAPROSYN SR SR Tablet (Naproxen 1,000mg) pack size 28]
  • NATURE’S OWN CHROMIUM PICOLINATE Tablet (Chromium picolinate 400mcg) pack size 200 [formerly NATURE’S OWN CHROMIUM PICOLINATE 400MCG Tablet (Chromium picolinate 403mcg) pack size 200]
  • NORDITROPIN FLEXPRO Injection (Somatropin (rbe) 10mg (30 units)) pack size 1*1.5mL [formerly NORDITROPIN FLEXPRO Injection (Somatropin (rbe) 10mg (30 Units)) pack size 1.5mL]
  • NORDITROPIN FLEXPRO Injection (Somatropin (rbe) 15mg (45 units)) pack size 1*1.5mL [formerly NORDITROPIN FLEXPRO Injection (Somatropin (rbe) 15mg (45 Units)) pack size 1.5mL]
  • NORDITROPIN SIMPLEXx Cartridge (Somatropin (rbe) 5mg (15 units)) pack size 1*1.5mL [formerly NORDITROPIN SIMPLEXx Cartridge (Somatropin (rbe) 5mg (15 Units)) pack size 1.5mL]
  • NORDITROPIN SIMPLEXx Cartridge (Somatropin (rbe) 10mg (30 units)) pack size 1*1.5mL [formerly NORDITROPIN SIMPLEXx Cartridge (Somatropin (rbe) 10mg (30 Units)) pack size 1.5mL]
  • NORDITROPIN SIMPLEXx Cartridge (Somatropin (rbe) 15mg (45 units)) pack size 1*1.5mL [formerly NORDITROPIN SIMPLEXx Cartridge (Somatropin (rbe) 15mg (45 Units)) pack size 1.5mL]
  • NUTROPIN AQ Liquid (Somatropin (rbe) 10mg (30 units)) pack size 1*2mL [formerly NUTROPIN AQ Liquid (Somatropin (rbe) 10mg (30 Units)/2mL) pack size 1*2mL]
  • OCUFEN Eye Drops (Flurbiprofen sodium 0.03% (0.3mg/mL)) pack size 5*0.4mL [formerly OCUFEN Eye Drops (Flurbiprofen sodium 0.03% (0.3mg/mL)) pack size 1*5*0.4mL]
  • PROXEN SR Tablet (Naproxen 750mg) pack size 28 [formerly PROXEN SR SR Tablet (Naproxen 750mg) pack size 28]
  • PROXEN SR Tablet (Naproxen 1,000mg) pack size 28 [formerly PROXEN SR SR Tablet (Naproxen 1,000mg) pack size 28]
  • SAIZEN Sol for Inj (Somatropin (rmc) 6mg (18 units)) pack size 1*1.03mL [formerly SAIZEN Sol for Inj (Somatropin (rmc) 6mg (18 Units)/1.03mL) pack size 1*1.03mL]
  • SAIZEN Sol for Inj (Somatropin (rmc) 12mg (36 units)) pack size 1*1.5mL [formerly SAIZEN Sol for Inj (Somatropin (rmc) 12mg (36 Units)/1.5mL) pack size 1*1.5mL]
  • SAIZEN Sol for Inj (Somatropin (rmc) 20mg (60 units)) pack size 1*2.5mL [formerly SAIZEN Sol for Inj (Somatropin (rmc) 20mg (60 Units)/2.5mL) pack size 1*2.5mL]
  • TELZIR Oral Liquid (Fosamprenavir (as calcium) 50mg/mL) pack size 225mL [formerly TELZIR Oral Liquid (Fosamprenavir (as calcium) 50mg/mL) pack size 8*225mL]
  • TORADOL Sol for Inj (Ketorolac trometamol 10mg/1mL) pack size 5*1mL [formerly TORADOL Ampoule (Ketorolac trometamol 10mg/mL) pack size 5*1mL]
  • TORADOL Sol for Inj (Ketorolac trometamol 30mg/1mL) pack size 5*1mL [formerly TORADOL Ampoule (Ketorolac trometamol 30mg/mL) pack size 5*1mL]
  • TRUST FEMZOLE DUO Cap + Cream (Fluconazole/Clotrimazole 150mg + 1%) pack size 1+10g [formerly TRUST FEMZOLE DUO Cap + Cream (Fluconazole/Clotrimazole 150mg Capsule + 1% Cream) pack size 1+10g]
  • VAGICLEAR DUO Cap + Cream (Fluconazole/Clotrimazole 150mg + 1%) pack size 1+10g [formerly VAGICLEAR DUO Cap + Cream (Fluconazole/Clotrimazole 150mg + 10mg/g) pack size 1+10g]
  • XEOMIN Powder->Inj (IncobotulinumtoxinA 100 units (mouse LD50 units)) pack size 3*1 [formerly XEOMIN Powder->Inj (IncobotulinumtoxinA 100 units (mouse LD50 units)) pack size 1]
  • ZOLACOS CP Inj + Tabs (Goserelin (as acetate)/Bicalutamide 3.6mg + 50mg) pack size 1+28 [formerly ZOLACOS CP Inj + Tabs (Goserelin (as acetate)/Bicalutamide 3.6mg + 50mg) pack size 1 + 28 tabs]
  • ZOLACOS CP Inj + Tabs (Goserelin (as acetate)/Bicalutamide 10.8mg + 50mg) pack size 1+28 [formerly ZOLACOS CP Inj + Tabs (Goserelin (as acetate)/Bicalutamide 10.8mg + 50mg) pack size 1 + 28 tabs]
  • ZOLACOS CP Inj + Tabs (Goserelin (as acetate)/Bicalutamide 10.8mg + 50mg) pack size 1+84 [formerly ZOLACOS CP Inj + Tabs (Goserelin (as acetate)/Bicalutamide 10.8mg + 50mg) pack size 1 + 84 tabs]
  • ZOMACTON Powder->Inj (Somatropin (rbe) 4mg (12 units)) pack size 1 [formerly ZOMACTON Powder->Inj (Somatropin (rbe) 4mg) pack size 1]
  • ZOMACTON Powder->Inj (Somatropin (rbe) 10mg (30 units)) pack size 1 [formerly ZOMACTON Powder->Inj (Somatropin (rbe) 10mg) pack size 1]

Cross-references

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Phoenix drug information documents

  • Product Information [PI] documents: 14419 products have a PI (2866 unique PIs)
  • Consumer Medicine Information [CMI] documents: 16029 products have a CMI (3694 unique CMIs)
  • AusDI monographs: 16814 products have a monograph (770 unique monographs)

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