How Can You Assist the Approval of Medicines in Australia?
Anyone in the Australian public who has an interest in a certain medicine and the decision on whether it should be subsidised on the PBS is able to have their voice heard.
This includes those people living with the disease, a loved one who has been impacted by the disease, members of the public, carers, family members, friends, health care professionals and patient consumer groups.
Consumer involvement from patients point of view allows the submission for a certain medicine to demonstrate how the availability of that specific medicine on the PBS would impact an individual’s quality of life and most importantly how not being able to access the medicine would disadvantage an individual. This is a very important part of the process and we encourage you to put in your say for a medicine from a health professional point of view.
Patients on clinical trials
If you have patients on clinical trials at your site and you think they would be interested in sharing their experience with PBAC please request the information flyer below from us. We can send these to you for distribution at your site. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post them to you ASAP.