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PBS Process Improvements Information Forum – Webinar Recording and Resources Available

Page last updated: 7 November 2019

On 28 October 2019, the Department of Health held a webinar to provide industry, consumers and clinicians with information on the soon to be released Medicine Status Website and an update on the implementation approach for standardised redaction of Public Summary Documents.

If you were unable to watch the webinar live, please register to view the on demand recording and access the resource documents.

If you were able to attend the live webinar, please use your login details via the above link.

The Implementation timeline for standardised redaction of Public Summary resource document is also available on the PBS Process Improvements page under Resources.

A Fact Sheet outlining the publication timelines for the Medicine Status Website (MSW) will be published on the PBS website after the MSW is publicly available.


The Australian Government and Medicines Australia signed a five-year Strategic Agreement committing to a viable medicines sector in Australia and a sustainable PBS.

The Department of Health and Medicines Australia have been working collaboratively since late 2017 to deliver on commitments under clause 10 of the Strategic Agreement. These commitments are to streamline medicines listing processes, revise cost recovery arrangements and improve transparency of the listing process.

These improvements support the joint commitment to improve the transparency, timeliness and efficiency of the PBS listing processes. Changes will ensure that Australians continue to receive timely and affordable access to necessary medicines.

This was the fifth 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 transparency measures.