07 May 2015

Minister Susan Ley approves PBAC review

The first result of the Senate Inquiry was the announcement by the Minister for Health, Sussan Ley, of a review of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) guidelines into the affordability and timely access to new, innovative and specialist cancers drug in Australia.

To find links to the announcement by the Minister for Health, Sussan Ley of the PBAC review, and the PBAC review details, please go to:


That page has also has links to:

  • YouTube video of Jim's appearance before the Inquiry (edited), which includes some of his testimony about the inadequacy of the current PBAC guidelines
  • Submission from the Advance Prostate Cancer Support Group
  • Other submissions
  • Jim's opening statement
  • Answers to Questions on Notice, and
  • The Parliamentary Channel broadcast