Public Consultation on the Post-market Review of Biologics for severe chronic plaque psoriasis

Page last updated: 28 March 2017

The public submission process on the Post-market Review of the use of biologics in the treatment of severe chronic plaque psoriasis closed on 15 February 2017.

The Department appreciates the contribution of all organisations and individuals who made a submission.

Final Terms of Reference

The Final Review Terms of Reference are:

  1. Review current clinical guidelines for the treatment of severe chronic plaque psoriasis and compare to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) restrictions for use of biologics in this indication.
  2. Review and evaluate recent clinical evidence on the efficacy and safety of biologics used in the treatment of severe chronic plaque psoriasis and compare to the evidence considered by Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) in previous sponsor submissions.
  3. Review the utilisation of PBS biologics for the treatment of chronic plaque psoriasis including time on treatment and discontinuation from treatment, and compare this with that observed in the clinical trial evidence considered by the PBAC.
  4. Subject to the findings from Terms of Reference 1, 2 and 3, review the cost-effectiveness of biologics for severe chronic plaque psoriasis.

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Unless otherwise requested, all submissions to the Review will be published on this page.

The Department of Health will not publish submissions, or parts of submissions, which contain personal information, offensive language, potentially defamatory material or copyright infringing material.

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