PBS Process Improvement Stage 1 Webinar Information Forum

The Department of Health hosted a webinar on 14 June 2019 to provide industry with information on Stage 1 PBS process improvements and associated cost recovery arrangements that will apply from 1 July 2019.

If you have any questions, please email PBS Improvements.



What Time?

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM AEST




The Australian Government signed a five year Strategic Agreement with Medicines Australia committing to a viable medicines sector in Australia and a sustainable Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

The Department of Health and Medicines Australia have been working since late 2017 to deliver on commitments to streamline medicines listing processes and revise cost recovery arrangements as set out under Clause 10 of the Strategic Agreement.

Improved processes and revised cost recovery arrangements support the shared commitment under the Strategic Agreement to improve the transparency, timeliness and efficiency of PBS listing processes. Changes will ensure that Australians continue to receive timely and affordable access to necessary medicines.

This is the third webinar on changes. The first webinar was held on 1 March 2019 and covered changes to the Intent to Apply step and pre-submission meetings. The second webinar was held on 4 April and covered changes to Positive Recommendation Pathways and introduced the Medicine Status Website. Future webinars will be held to ensure industry, consumers and clinicians are kept up to date.

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