Public Consultation on the Post-market Review of Authority Required PBS Listings

Page last updated: 21 October 2014

Public Submissions

The Call for Submissions addressing the Terms of Reference closed on 16 June 2014. The Department appreciates the contribution of all organisations and individuals who made a submission.


  • The views expressed in submissions published on this website are solely those of the contributing authors or organisations.
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Unless otherwise requested, submissions addressing the Post-market Review of Authority Required PBS Listings have been published below.

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

Responsibility for copyright in submissions resides with the author(s), not with the Department of Health.

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Table of Submissions  

Table of Submissions
Submission Author Name Document link Date Received
1 Individual Consumer Not for publication 29/05/2014
2 Dr Arman Hasani Submission 2 (PDF 223KB) 1/06/2014
3 Individual Professional Submission 3 (PDF 297KB) 11/06/2014
4 Mr Tim Hewlett Submission 4 (PDF 283KB) 11/06/2014
5 Dr Steve Flecknoe-Brown Submission 5 (PDF 1,216KB) 12/06/2014
6 Roche Products Pty Ltd Submission 6 (PDF 707KB) 13/06/2014
7 Australian Medical Association Submission 7 (PDF 745KB) 13/06/2014
8 AstraZeneca Pty Ltd Submission 8 (PDF 346KB) 13/06/2014
9 Bayer Australia Ltd Submission 9 (PDF 314KB) 13/06/2014
10 Industry Organisation Not for publication 13/06/2014
11 Individual Professional Not for publication 14/06/2014
12 Therapeutics Committee of the Australian Rheumatology Association Submission 12 (PDF 1,203KB) 15/06/2014
13 Australian Rheumatology Association & Arthritis Australia Submission 13 (PDF 312KB) 15/06/2014
14 AbbVie Pty Ltd Submission 14 (PDF 239KB) 15/06/2014
15 Individual Professional Not for publication 16/06/2014
16 Australasian Society of Clinical immunology and allergy Submission 16 (PDF 476KB) 16/06/2014
17 Private Cancer Physicians of Australia Submission 17 (PDF 492KB) 16/06/2014
18 Icon Cancer Care Submission 18 (PDF 1,069KB) and
Appendix 3 Submission 18 (PDF 53KB)
19 Individual Professional Not for publication 16/06/2014
20 Medicines Australia Submission 20 (PDF 3,002KB) 16/06/2014
21 The Pharmacy Guild of Australia Submission 21 (PDF 4,182KB) 16/06/2014
22 Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia Submission 22 (PDF 115KB) 16/06/2014
23 Consumers Health Forum of Australia Submission 23 (PDF 461KB) 17/06/2014
24 GlaxoSmithKline Australia Submission 24 (PDF 205KB) 17/06/2014
25 Medication Services Queensland, Queensland Health Submission 25 (PDF 161KB) 17/06/2014
26 The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Submission 26 (PDF 152KB) 17/06/2014