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Reports by Michael Wonder – 2016
The Oncology Industry Taskforce commissioned Wonder Drug Consulting Pty Ltd (WDC) to prepare a report on access to new cancer medicines in Australia. WDC conducted an analysis on this issue in 2014. Timely access to new cancer medicines via the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) remains an important public health care goal. The objective of the project was to update the 2014 analysis of submissions for new medicines for patients with cancer to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) and other comparable health technology assessment (HTA) agencies.
- Analysis of PBAC submissions and outcomes for medicines for patients with cancer (2010-2016) 810k
- Analysis of submissions and outcomes for medicines for patients with cancer; an international comparison (2010-2016) 925k
The 2016 reports follows on from Michael Wonder’s report, commisioned in late 2013 by the Oncology Industry Taskforce. This 2013 report comparing Australia’s access to cancer medicines to other countries entitled Reimbursement success rates and timelines for new medicines for cancer; an international comparison can be accessed here 554k
Access to Cancer Medicines 2013
This report was the first comprehensive assessment of stakeholder perspectives into access to new cancer medicines and highlights many challenges within the current system. It includes contribution from various cancer care stakeholders including health consumer organisations, clinicians, researchers, government and payers.
The report was launched at a sponsored symposium at the Medical Oncology Group of Australia’s (MOGA) Annual Scientific Meeting on 31 July 2013. The report can be accessed here 3,816k
Following the launch of the Access to Cancer Medicines in Australia report on Wednesday 31 July 2013, Medicines Australia through its Oncology Industry Taskforce invited submissions for comments/feedback on the initial findings of the Report.
One of the principal outcomes of the Report is the involvement of the wider community to participate in an informed and collaborative debate to identify how existing processes must progress to meet emerging challenges.
It is Medicine Australia’s preference that all submissions will be made publicly available on the Medicines Australia website; however Medicines Australia will keep a submission in confidence if requested.
Should you require any additional information please send an email to the Oncology Industry Taskforce
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