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Medicines Australia congratulates outgoing PBAC Chair on her new role at WHO

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Media Release

Medicines Australia CEO, Tim James, congratulates Dr Suzanne Hill, Chair of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC), on her new role with the World Health Organization.

Today the Minister for Health, the Hon Sussan Ley MP, announced that Dr Hill will step down from her role as Chair of the PBAC following the March PBAC meeting.

“On behalf of the innovative pharmaceutical industry in Australia I would like to wish Dr Hill well as she embarks on her new role at the WHO,” Mr James said.

“The role of the PBAC Chair is demanding and I would like to thank Dr Hill for her contribution and dedication.

“This is an important time for the industry and Australian patients, with many innovative new medicines both in development and about to be launched.

“The priority for the industry and the community is the timely listing of new and innovative medicines on the PBS. This relies on a collaborative, pragmatic and patient focused PBAC.

“Medicines Australia, patients and the pharmaceutical industry look forward to a smooth transition to a new PBAC Chair.”

-ENDS-

Contact Person:

Alexia Vlahos
Phone: (02) 6122 8503
Email:
Alexia.Vlahos@medicinesaustralia.com.au

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