Public consultation on the post-market review of medicines for smoking cessation

Page last updated: 24 October 2019

Public consultation on the Terms of Reference: 28 October 2019 to 25 November 2019

The Department is inviting interested organisations and individuals to provide comments on the draft Terms of Reference for this Review. The public consultation process will be open for four weeks commencing Monday 28 October 2019. Comments must be lodged by making a submission to the Review Secretariat by 5pm Monday, 25 November 2019.


To ensure the successful lodgement of your submission please follow these steps:

  1. Complete and attach the Review Submission Cover Sheet to your submission.
  2. Provide your submission in a Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  3. Please email your comments to the Review Secretariat between 28 October 2019 and 25 November 2019.

Draft terms of reference

  1. Collate the current clinical guidelines for medicines for smoking cessation and compare these to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and PBS restrictions for these medicines.
  2. Review the utilisation of PBS-listed medicines for smoking cessation including patient demographics, time on treatment, and the proportion using PBS subsidised combination treatment.
  3. Review the efficacy and safety of PBS-listed medicines and guideline-recommended medicines for smoking cessation, including those not currently PBS subsidised.
  4. Review the cost-effectiveness of PBS-listed and guideline-recommended medicines for smoking cessation.

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

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