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PBS Process Improvements Webinar Information Forum

Page last updated: 18 July 2019

The Department of Health will be hosting a webinar on 30 July 2019 to provide industry, consumers and clinicians with information on the process changes to the standardised redactions of Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) Public Summary Documents (PSDs).

There will be a live Question and Answer session at the end of the webinar. The webinar, and relevant documents will be made available in early August 2019.

Following the webinar, any comment and feedback can be sent to PBSImprovements@health.gov.au up until 19 August 2019.

Date: 30 July 2019

Time: 12pm – 1.30pm

RSVP: please register to confirm your attendance.


The Australian Government signed a five-year strategic agreement with Medicines Australia committing to a viable medicines sector in Australia and a sustainable 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 Government’s commitment under the strategic agreement to improve the transparency, timeliness and efficiency of the pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listing processes. Changes will ensure that Australians continue to receive timely and affordable access to necessary Medicines.

This is the forth webinar in a series of information forums that will help to ensure industry, consumers and clinicians are kept up to date on PBS process improvements and as changes are introduced.