Pharmaceutical Benefits Pricing Authority Policies, Procedures and Methods*
Outlines the processes employed by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Pricing Authority in recommending prices for pharmaceuticals to the Minister.
The purpose of this document is to enhance the transparency of the processes employed by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Pricing Authority in recommending prices for pharmaceuticals to the Minister. This document clarifies methods and procedures used by the Pricing Authority when recommending the listing price of new drugs and in the review of prices of existing drugs on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. The Procedures paper complements the latest Pricing Authority Annual Report and should be read in conjunction with this report.
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* Please note, headings with an asterisk at the end may include documentation and information which is currently being updated to include changes to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme resulting from PBS Reform effective on and from 1 August 2007.
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