Public Consultation on Authority Required Medicines for the Post-market Review of Authority Required PBS Listings

Page last updated: 4 March 2015

The call for public submissions addressing the Authority Required medicines closed on 8 October 2014. The Department appreciates the contribution of all organisations and individuals who made a submission.


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Unless otherwise requested, submissions addressing the Post-market Review of Authority Required PBS Listings have been published below.

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Table of Submissions

Table of Submissions
Submission Author Name Document link Date Received
1 Prospection Pty Ltd Submission 1 (PDF 282KB) 20/08/2014
2 Dr Irwin Lim Submission 2 (PDF 242KB) 18/09/2014
3 Dr Paul Kubler Submission 3 (PDF 109KB) 18/09/2014
4 Medication Services Queensland , Queensland Health Submission 4 (PDF 179KB) 22/09/2014
5 Nicole Walker, Department of Gastroenterology, Gold Coast University Hospital Submission 5 (PDF 110KB) 24/09/2014
6 Individual Professional Not for publication 25/09/2014
7 Pulmonary Hypertension Society of Australia and  New Zealand Inc Submission 7 (PDF 433KB) 30/09/2014
8 Dr Warren Weightman Not for publication 01/10/2014
9 Optometry Australia Submission  9 (PDF 626KB) 03/10/2014
10 Biogen Idec Australia Pty Ltd Submission 10 (PDF 585KB) 03/10/2014
11 Hilton Francis & Associates Submission 11 (PDF 122KB) 03/10/2014
12 Aspen Pharmacare Australia Pty Ltd Not for publication 03/10/2014
13 Individual Professional Not for publication 06/10/2014
14 Individual Professional Not for publication 06/10/2014
15 Individual Professional Not for publication 07/10/2014
16 Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) Submission 16 (PDF 381KB) 07/10/2014
17 Industry Organisation Not for publication 07/10/2014
18 Individual Professional Not for publication 07/10/2014
19 Individual Professional Not for publication 07/10/2014
20 Mr Tim Hewlett Submission 20 (PDF 1.7MB) 07/10/2014
21 Individual Professional Not for publication 07/10/2014
22 MS Research Australia Submission 22 (PDF 230KB) 08/10/2014
23 Individual Professional Submission 23 (PDF 1MB) 08/10/2014
24 Pfizer Australia Submission 24 (PDF 1.2MB) 08/10/2014
25 Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd Submission 25 (PDF 508KB) 08/10/2014
26 Actelion Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd Not for publication 08//10/2014
27 Australian Medical Association Victoria Submission 27 (PDF 204KB) 08/10/2014
28 Individual Professional Submission 28 (PDF 121KB) 08/10/2014
29 Individual Professional Submission 29 (PDF 7.4MB) 08/10/2014
30 Bayer Australia Limited Submission 30 (PDF 526KB) 08/10/2014
31 Icon Cancer Care Submission 31 (PDF 584KB) 08/10/2014
32 LEO Pharma Pty Ltd Submission 32 (PDF 463KB) 08/10/2014
33 Medicines Australia Submission 33 (PDF 364KB) 08/10/2014
34 AbbVie Pty Ltd Submission 34 (PDF 1MB) 08/10/2014
35 Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition Submission 35 (PDF 209KB) 08/10/2014
36 Allergan Australia Pty Ltd Not for publication 08/10/2014
37 GlaxoSmithKline Australia Submission 37 (PDF 548KB) 08/10/2014
38 Australian Medical Association Submission 38 (PDF 225KB) 08/10/2014
39 Individual Professional Not for publication 08/10/2014
40 Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) Submission 40 (PDF 7.3MB) 08/10/2014
41 Ipsen Pty Ltd Not for publication 08/10/2014
42 Radien Dermatology Gordon Submission 42 (PDF 288KB) 08/10/2014
43 Industry Organisation Not for publication 08/10/2014
44 Individual Professional Not for publication 08/10/2014
45 AstraZeneca Submission 45 (PDF 428KB) 08/10/2014
46 Danone Nutricia Early Life Nutrition Submission 46 (PDF 378KB) 08/10/2014
47 Individual Professional Not for publication 08/10/2014
48 The Pharmacy Guild of Australia Submission 48 (PDF 16.9MB) 08/10/2014
49 Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Submission 49 (PDF 1MB) 09/10/2014
50 Macular Disease Foundation Australia Submission 50 (PDF 1.4MB) 16/10/2014