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Public Consultation – PBS Process Improvements Stage 1

Page last updated: 10 April 2019

On 5 April 2019, the Department of Health held a PBS Process Improvements Webinar Information Forum and discussed the details of Stage 1 PBS process improvements relating to the Positive Recommendation Pathways, a consumer friendly Medicine Status Website and other process improvements. If you did not register for the webinar information forum before 5 April 2019 and would like to view the webinar, please register.

The procedure guidance and relevant documents are now available for your comments and feedback until 29 April 2019.

Department of Health welcomes your feedback

Please provide your feedback through the following channels:

HTA Improvement Section
Technology Assessment and Access Division
Department of Health
GPO Box 9848,
Canberra ACT 2601, Australia


The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) provides timely, reliable and affordable access to necessary medicines for Australians. Improved processes and revised cost recovery arrangements support the Government’s commitment under the Strategic Agreement to improve the transparency, timeliness and efficiency of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listing processes.