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July 2015

PBAC Public Summary Documents - March 2015

DUSC Utilisation Analysis Public Release Documents - February 2015

Changes to the requirements for submitting to the PBAC that take effect July 2015 - 1 July 2015

Cost of goods information (PB11b form) at the time of PBAC submission - 1 July 2015

Transitioning of Herceptin Subsidy to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) - 1 July 2015

PBS Website Update - 1 July 2015

June 2015

Changes to certain s100 programs - 26 June 2015

PBS Access and Sustainability Package including the 6CPA - Fact Sheets - 26 June 2015

Move to Six PBS Price Change Points - 25 June 2015

Statement by the PBAC - Safety of Biosimilar Medicines - 19 June 2015

Price Disclosure 2015 October Cycle Outcomes Summary - 18 June 2015

PBS and NIP Cost Recovery - annual indexation of fees - 16 June 2015

PBS Website Update - 1 June 2015

PBS Publications - Design changes to PDF documents - 1 June 2015

May 2015

Outcomes for the Diabetes Post-market Review - 29 May 2015

Recommendations made by the PBAC - April 2015 PBAC Special meeting - 27 May 2015

PBS Access and Sustainability Package including the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement - 27 May 2015

Post-Market Review of PBS Medicines Used to Treat Asthma in Children - 19 May 2015

Public consultation on LSDP Review Issues Paper closed - 19 May 2015

PBS Website Update - 1 May 2015

April 2015

Public consultation on LSDP Review Issues Paper extended to 18 May 2015

Opioids Roundtable - 29 April 2015

Agenda for the July 2015 PBAC meeting - 29 April 2015

Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee Guidelines Review - 27 April 2015

Recommendations made by the PBAC - March 2015

PBAC submission to the Senate Inquiry on the availability of new, innovative and specialised cancer drugs in Australia - 15 April 2015

Department of Health submission to the Senate Inquiry on the availability of new, innovative and specialised cancer drugs in Australia

Submissions open for the Life Saving Drugs Programme Post-market Review Issues Paper - 10 April 2015

PBS Website Update - 1 April 2015

March 2015

PBAC Public Summary Documents - November 2014

Tropical Cyclone Nathan - Advice for Pharmacists - 20 March 2015

Drug Utilisation Sub Committee (DUSC) Outcome Statement - 20 March 2015

Post-Market Review Framework - 18 March 2015

PBAC Stakeholder Meeting - Nitisinone for tyrosinaemia type 1 (February 2015)

Confirmed 1 April 2015 prices resulting from 2015 April Cycle of Price Disclosure - 10 March 2015

DUSC Utilisation Analysis Public Release Documents - October 2014

PBAC Public Summary Documents - November 2014

Submissions Published for Review of Authority Required PBS Listings - 4 March 2015

Post-market Review of the Life Saving Drugs Programme (LSDP) - 4 March 2015

PBS Website Update - 1 March 2015

February 2015

Access to Medicines Working Group (AMWG) Communique - December 2014

PBS Website Update - 1 February 2015

January 2015

Indicative 1 April 2015 Prices - 2015 April Cycle - 23 January 2015

Access to Medicines Working Group (AMWG) Communique - 28 October 2014

PBS Website Update - 1 January 2015

2015 PBS co-payment and safety net amounts

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2014

December 2014

Agenda for the March 2015 PBAC meeting - 24 December 2014

Recommendations made by the PBAC for the November 2014 meeting - 19 December 2014

PBS Website Update - 1 December 2014

PBS Hospital Medication Charts - Phase One Trials - 1 December 2014

New Conditions of Approval for Approved Pharmacists - 1 December 2014

November 2014

Late-Onset Pompe Disease Stakeholder Meeting - 7 November 2014

PBS Website Update - 1 November 2014

October 2014

Consultation on Draft Type 2 Diabetes Medicines Report - 8 October 2014

PBS Website Update - 1 October 2014

September 2014

Recommendations made by the PBAC for the August 2014 out-of-session meeting - 18 September 2014

Amendments to the Conditions of Approval for Approved Pharmacists - 16 September 2014

AMWG Meeting 7 August 2014 - 10 September 2014

PBS listing of eculizumab (Soliris®) for atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS) - 9 September 2014

Confirmation of 1 October 2014 Price Disclosure Prices - 4 September 2014

PBS Website Update - 1 September 2014

August 2014

Post-market Review of Authority Required PBS Listings - 29 August 2014

Agenda for the November 2014 PBAC meeting - 27 August 2014

Recommendations made by the PBAC - 22 August 2014

Post-market Review of Authority Required PBS Listings Public Consultation - 13 August 2014

Life Saving Drugs Programme Post-market Review - 11 August 2014

Ivacaftor stakeholder Meeting - 11 August 2014

PBS Website Update - 1 August 2014

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July 2014

PBS Hospital Medication Chart - 28 July 2014

Indicative 1 October 2014 prices - Price Disclosure (SPD) - 18 July 2014

PBAC Public Summary Documents - 18 July 2014

Updated Price Disclosure Guidelines and Cycles Table are available - 15 July 2014

Post-Market Review of Products Used for Diabetes Management - 4 July 2014

PBAC Public Summary Documents - 4 July 2014

Access to Medicines Working Group Communique (June 2014) - 1 July 2014

PBS Website Update - 1 July 2014

June 2014

2014 October Cycle Outcomes Summary - 19 June 2014

Simplified Price Disclosure - 6 June 2014

PBS Website Update - 1 June 2014

May 2014

Post-market Review of Authority Required PBS Listings – Public Consultation - 27 May 2014

Post-market Review of Authority Required PBS Listings - 23 May 2014

2014 Budget information on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - 13 May 2014

Post-market Review of PBS Medicines Used to Treat Asthma in Children Review - 12 May 2014

Diabetes Review Stakeholder Forum summaries & upcoming consultation - 9 May 2014

Errata to the PBS Schedule for 1 May 2014 - 8 May 2014

Stakeholder Forum Outcomes - Asthma Post-market Review - 5 May 2014

PBS Website Update - 1 May 2014

April 2014

Australian Statistics on Medicines 2011 - 17 April 2014

Summary of 1 August 2014 price reductions - 17 April 2014

Tropical Cyclone Ita - 11 April 2014

PBS Website Update - 1 April 2014

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March 2014

Confirmation of 1 April 2014 Price Disclosure Prices and New Price Disclosure Fact Sheet - 12 March 2014

Streamlined PBS pricing processes to improve access to medicines - 7 March 2014

PBS Website Update - 1 March 2014

February 2014

PBS Website Update – 1 February 2014

January 2014

PBS Mobile Website - 24 January 2014

WA Bushfire Emergency - temporary PBS arrangements for fire-affected zones - 17 January 2014

PBAC Guidelines website - 16 January 2014

2014 PBS co-payment and safety net amounts - 3 January 2014

PBS Website Update – 1 January 2014

2013

December 2013

Summary of 1 April 2014 price reductions for the 2014 Main Cycle by drug/ manner of administration/ percentage reduction - 16 December 2013

Price Disclosure (Simplified Price Disclosure) - 11 December 2013

PBS Website Update – 1 December 2013

November 2013

Updated Price Disclosure Guidelines - 26 November 2013

Advance notice of 1 December 2013 new prices resulting from 2013 Supplementary Cycle B of EAPD - 4 November 2013

PBS Website Update – 1 November 2013

October 2013

New listings for the PBS announced - 28 October 2013

NSW Bushfire Emergency - temporary PBS arrangements for fire-affected zones - 22 October 2013

Stakeholder Forum: PBS Medicines Used to Treat Asthma in Children - 17 October 2013

PBS Website Update – 1 October 2013

September 2013

Agenda for the November 2013 PBAC meeting - 26 September 2013

PBS Website Update – 1 September 2013

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August 2013

Post-Market Review of Products Used for Diabetes Management - 26 August 2013

Stakeholder Forum: Stages 2 and 3 of the Diabetes Post-Market Review - 8 August 2013

PBS Website Update – 1 August 2013

July 2013

New Listings for the PBS Announced – 1 July 2013

PBS Website Update – 1 July 2013

June 2013

Post-Market Review of Medicines Used to Treat Asthma in Children - 17 June 2013

Cost Recovery – Annual Indexation of Fees - 14 June 2013

Amendment for Rosuvastatin – 4 June 2013

PBS Website Update – 1 June 2013

May 2013

Report - Trends in and drivers of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme expenditure - 27 May 2013

Call for Submissions: Stage 3 of the Post-Market Review of Products Used in the Management Diabetes - 22 May 2013

PBS Website Update – 1 May 2013

April 2013

PBAC Recommendations from Alzheimers Post-Market Review - 23 April 2013

Reminder - Deadline for Submissions to the August 2013 PBPA meeting - 5 April 2013

PBS Website Update – 1 April 2013

March 2013

Post-Market Review of Products Used for Diabetes Management - 12 March 2013

PBS Website Update – 1 March 2013

February 2013

Subsidy for groundbreaking virus treatments - 19 February 2013

Australian Statistics on Medicines 2010 - 13 February 2013

Post-Market Review of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Medicines to Treat Asthma in Children - 12 February 2013

PBS Website Update – 1 February 2013

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January 2013

Agenda for the March 2013 PBAC meeting - 30 January 2013

An alternate brand of Morphine sulfate 10 mg/mL injection is now available on the PBS - 25 January 2013

PBS Website Update - 1 January 2013

2012

December 2012

Post-Market Review of Products Used for Diabetes Management - 20 December 2012

Review of Anticoagulation Therapies in Atrial Fibrillation: Release of Final Report - 18 December 2012

Notes for December 2012 Court Case Errata – docetaxel and risedronate - 12 December 2012

Post-Market Review of Products Used for Diabetes Management - 4 December 2012

PBS Website Update - 1 December 2012

Changes to the December PBS Schedule - 1 December 2012

November 2012

Early release of the December 2012 PBS Schedule - 28 November 2012

2013 PBS Calendar is now available - 21 November 2012

Growth Hormone News Update - Saizen® Solution - 7 November 2012

Report to the PBAC - Review of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme anti-dementia drugs to treat Alzheimers Disease - 2 November 2012

The PBS Schedule is not changing in November - bigger changes are on the way for December 2012 - 1 November 2012

October 2012

Price changes for the PBS - 24 October 2012

IMPORTANT NEW MEDICINES LISTED ON THE PBS - 24 October 2012

Post-Market Review of Products Used for Diabetes Management - 16 October 2012

PBS Website Update - 1 October 2012

September 2012

Independent Review of the Impact of PBS Cost Recovery -19 September 2012

Report to Parliament – Pharmaceutical Industry Discussion Group (PIDG) - 13 September 2012

PBS Website Update - 1 September 2012

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August 2012

2012 Changes to PBS Pricing Arrangements – National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 4) – 24 August 2012

Submissions to the Review of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Listed Anti-dementia Drugs to Treat Alzheimers Disease - 24 August 2012

Growth Hormone News Update - Short Dated Stock - 7 August 2012

Increased prices to consumers for 85 brands of Medicine from 1 August 2012 - 5 August 2012

PBS Website Update - 1 August 2012

July 2012

Review of Anticoagulation Therapies in Atrial Fibrillation: Update - 23 July 2012

Review of Anticoagulation Therapies in Atrial Fibrillation: Reminder - 9 July 2012

1 November 2012 Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Schedule - 2 July 2012

PBS Website Update - 1 July 2012

Streamlined Authority Data Capture for all PBS Authority Required (STREAMLINED) drugs - 1 July 2012

June 2012

Review of Anticoagulation Therapies in Atrial Fibrillation: Issues and Options Paper and Stakeholder Forum - 29 June 2012

PBS Calendar - 29 June 2012

New PB11a form - 28 June 2012

Cost recovery – annual indexation of fees - 22 June 2012

2012 Changes to PBS Pricing Arrangements - 1 June 2012

PBS Website Update - 1 June 2012

May 2012

Review of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme anti-dementia drugs to treat Alzheimers Disease - 28 May 2012

PBS Website Update - 1 May 2012

April 2012

Review of Anticoagulation Therapies in Atrial Fibrillation - 4 April 2012

PBS Website Update - 1 April 2012

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March 2012

Revised Arrangements for the Efficient Funding of Chemotherapy Drugs - Full implementation from 1 April 2012 - 29 March 2012

Amendment to the pricing of RPBS items: DRESSING—FOAM with SILICONE—HEAVY EXUDATE - 22 March 2012

Report to Parliament: Pharmaceutical Industry Discussion Group (PIDG) - 13 March 2012

PBS Website Update - 1 March 2012

Changes to brand premiums for 1 April 2012 - Price disclosure reductions for Main, First Transitional and Second Transitional Cycles - 1 March 2012

Information on the availability of pain-killers containing dextropropoxyphene - 1 March 2012

February 2012

Extension to deadline for submissions to Review of Anticoagulation Therapies in Atrial Fibrillation - 21 February 2012

Price increases for 1 April 2012 - 21 February 2012

PBS Website Update - 1 February 2012

January 2012

Agenda for the March 2012 PBAC meeting - 25 January 2012

PBS Website Update - 1 January 2012

2011

December 2011

Call for Submissions: Review of Anticoagulation Therapies in Atrial Fibrillation - 22 December 2011

Summary of 1 April 2012 Price Reductions for Main, First Transitional and Second Transitional Cycles - 19 December 2011

Update on information regarding Price Disclosure Determinations for 1 April 2012 price reductions - 14 December 2011

Amendment to the Efficient Funding of Chemotherapy Schedule effective 1 December 2011

PBS Website Update - 1 December 2011

November 2011

Revised Arrangements for Chemotherapy Drugs & Streamlined Authority Data Capture from 1 December 2011 - 11 November 2011

PBS Website Update - 1 November 2011

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October 2011

Important New Medicines Approved for Listing on the PBS - 6 October 2011

PBS Website Update - 1 October 2011

September 2011

Changes to PBS listing deadlines - 30 September 2011

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Deferrals Statement of principles of commitment between stakeholders - 30 September 2011

Changes to the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits publication dates - 29 September 2011

Agenda for the November 2011 PBAC meeting - 21 September 2011

Independent Review of the Impact of PBS Cost Recovery - 13 September 2011

PBS Website Update - 1 September 2011

August 2011

Access to Medicines Working Group, May 2011 Meeting - 31 August 2011

Recommendations made by the PBAC (July 2011) - 19 August 2011

Access to Medicines Working Group, December 2010 Meeting - 18 August 2011

PBS Website Update - 1 August 2011

July 2011

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Collection of Under Copayment Data - 21 July 2011

PBS Website Update - 1 July 2011

June 2011

PBS Website Update - 1 June 2011

May 2011

Access to Medicines Working Group, August 2010 Meeting - 20 May 2011

PBS Website Update - 1 May 2011

April 2011

Medicine Brand Choices Campaign - 15 April 2011

PCEHR Concept of Operations Consultation - 14 April 2011

PBS Website Update - 1 April 2011

March 2011

PBS Website Update - 1 March 2011

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February 2011

Fact Sheets for Industry - 18 February 2011

Fact Sheet for Be medicinewise is now available - 18 February 2011

Amendment to the pricing of FLUDARABINE PHOSPHATE and EZETIMIBE with SIMVASTATIN - 2 February 2011

Extension of the listing of nicotine patches - 2 February 2011

PBS Website Update - 1 February 2011

January 2011

Agenda for the March 2011 PBAC meeting - 27 January 2011

Addendum to PBS Schedule - 20 January 2011

Water-related infections – advice for Prescribers - 20 January 2011

PBS Website Update - 1 January 2011

2011 PBS copayment and Safety Net amounts - 1 January 2011

Unavailability of Salofalk® 1g moulded suppository - 1 January 2011

 

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