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Appointment of new CEO

Medicines Australia, the peak body representing the Innovative Medicines Industry has today announced the appointment of Mr Milton Catelin as the new Chief Executive Officer of the organisation. Mr Catelin will commence the role from the week of 3 October 2016, after returning to Australia from the United Kingdom and will be based in Canberra….

View article· Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Medicines Australia supports world hepatitis day 2016

On the occasion of World Hepatitis Day, Medicines Australia calls for greater awareness about hepatitis and the ongoing need for disease prevention, testing and treatment. The day is particularly significant in Australia as it marks the year innovative therapies were introduced to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), achieving major advances in treatment for Hepatitis C,…

View article· Thursday, 28 July 2016

Shorten Shadow Ministry

Medicines Australia would like to congratulate the Hon. Bill Shorten as leader of the Opposition for the appointment of his Shadow Ministry following the Federal Election. The decision to re-appoint the Hon. Catherine King MP as the Shadow Minister for Health is a welcome decision and Medicines Australia congratulates Ms King for continuing in this…

View article· Sunday, 24 July 2016

Turnbull Government Ministry

Medicines Australia would like to acknowledge the appointment of the Turnbull Government Ministry following the Federal Election. With the recent confirmation that Prime Minister Turnbull will lead a majority government and today’s appointment of the Ministry, Medicines Australia looks forward to the resumption of Parliamentary business and policy development which is in the interests of…

View article· Monday, 18 July 2016

AusBiotech CEO

Medicines Australia would like to acknowledge the great contribution made by Dr Anna Lavelle to Australia’s biotechnology industry as she steps down from being the CEO of AusBiotech. Throughout her eleven years at the helm, Dr Lavelle has been a tremendous advocate for her members and the broader life science sector. Medicines Australia has had…

View article· Friday, 15 July 2016

World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day aims to draw attention to the harmful health effects of smoking. Every year, smoking kills around 15,000 Australians according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Australia already has some of the toughest smoking regulations in the world, and was the first country in the world to pioneer plain tobacco…

View article· Tuesday, 31 May 2016

International Clinical Trials Day Media release

Today marks international Clinical Trials Day. It is a time to recognise the contribution clinical trials make to the global efforts to find discover and develop the latest breakthrough medicines and vaccines, as well as celebrating some remarkable advances in Australian medical science. Medicines Australia Chairman, MrWes Cook, said Medicines Australia members conduct around 600-700…

View article· Friday, 20 May 2016

Promise to reduce barriers to Clinical Trials will benefit patients

The Federal Government’s election commitment to better coordinate clinical trials is welcome news for patients, researchers and innovative medicine companies. Medicines Australia members conduct around 600-700 clinical trials nationally each year in partnership with hospitals, universities and other research institutions. These clinical trials provide Australian patients with early access to the latest potential breakthroughs in…

View article· Friday, 20 May 2016

Federal Budget 2016 – Commitment to the PBS

The innovative medicines industry acknowledges the Australian Government’s commitment to maintaining funding levels within the Federal Budget for the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). The PBS is designed to ensure that Australian patients receive timely access to innovative medicines. “We believe tonight’s budget provides predictability in PBS arrangements, improvements to registration processes for new medicines coupled…

View article· Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Productivity Commission Draft Report on Intellectual Property Arrangements

Medicines Australia notes the release of the draft report from the Productivity Commission concerning Australia’s Intellectual Property (IP) arrangements. While the 400 page draft has only just been made available, we do have a number of concerns with the interim-findings which we believe may inadvertently lead to public misunderstanding of patents and IP as it…

View article· Friday, 29 April 2016

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