Public Consultation on the Post-market Review of the Life Saving Drugs Program (LSDP)

Page last updated: 28 January 2018

Public Submissions: 11 August 2014 to 10 November 2014

The Call for Submissions addressing the Life Saving Drugs Program (LSDP) closed on 10 November 2014. The Department appreciates the contribution of all organisations and individuals who made a submission.


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Unless otherwise requested, submissions addressing the Post-market Review of the Life Saving Drugs Program (LSDP) have been published below.

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Table of Submissions

Table of Submissions
Submission Author Name Document Link Date Received
1 Health Professional Not for publication 23/09/2014
2 Dr James Gray Submission 2 (PDF 53KB) 05/10/2014
3 Consumer Submission 3 (PDF 106KB) 24/10/2014
4 Professor Jeffrey Szer Submission 4 (PDF 357KB) 26/10/2014
5 Clinical Professor Jack Goldblatt Submission 5 (PDF 63KB) 28/10/2014
6 Duchenne Foundation Submission 6 (PDF 2.9MB) 04/11/2014
7 Australian Pompe’s Association Submission 7 (PDF 3.6MB) 05/11/2014
8 Fabry Support Group Australia Submission 8 (PDF 268KB) 07/11/2014
9 BioMarin Pharmaceutical Australia Submission  9 (PDF 163KB) 07/11/2014
10 Dr David Ketteridge Submission 10 (PDF 1.7MB) 07/11/2014
11 Gaucher Association of Australia Not for publication 07/11/2014
12 Pfizer Australia Submission 12 (PDF 2.5MB) 09/11/2014
13 Carer Submission 13 (PDF 47KB) 09/11/2014
14 Carer Submission 14 (PDF 4.7MB) 09/11/2014
15 AstraZeneca Submission 15 (PDF 92KB) 09/11/2014
16 uniQure Biopharma B.V. Submission 16 (PDF 4MB) 10/11/2014
17 Shire Australia Submission 17 (PDF 171KB) 10/11/2014
18 Non-Government Organisation Not for publication 10/11/2014
19 Vertex Pharmaceuticals Submission 19 (PDF 516KB) 10/11/2014
20 Rare Voices Australia Submission 20 (PDF 525KB) 10/11/2014
21 Office of Population Health Genomics and Genetic Services (WA Department of Health) Submission 21 (PDF 187KB) 10/11/2014
22 Consumer Not for publication 10/11/2014
23 The McKell Institute Submission 23 (PDF 1.6MB) 10/11/2014
24 Medicines Australia Submission 24 (PDF 4.9MB) 10/11/2014
25 The Cancer Drugs Alliance Submission 25 (PDF 169KB) 10/11/2014
26 Mucopolysaccharide & Related Diseases Society Australia Ltd Submission 26 (PDF 211KB) 10/11/2014
27 Genzyme, A Sanofi Company Not for publication 10/11/2014
28 Australasian Society of Inborn Errors of Metabolism Submission 28 (PDF 770KB) 10/11/2014
29 GlaxoSmithKline Submission 29 (PDF 115KB) 10/11/2014
30 Alexion Pharmaceuticals Australasia Not for publication 11/11/2014
31 The Society of Hospital Pharmacists Australia Submission 31 (PDF 115KB) 14/11/2014