Survivors of Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Spinal Cord Injury Receive Broader Access to BOTOX® (botulinum toxin type A) injection for lower limb rehabilitation Government subsidises BOTOX® injection for moderate to severe spasticity of the lower limb following an acute event 1 Sydney, Australia: From 1 September, Australian survivors of acute events such as stroke, traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury, suffering from involuntary muscle movements (spasticity) in their lower limbs, will now have broader access to BOTOX® (botulinum toxin type A) injection via the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). More than 475,000 Australians are living with the effects of stroke. 2 Around one third (38%) of survivors will suffer spasticity within 12 months of their stroke. 3 Eight out of 10 (80%) of those with spinal cord injury will also have spasticity. 4 This new inclusion of BOTOX® injection on the PBS provides adults living with spasticity of […]