A state of war

Delays to the listing of new drugs in Australia are the fault of pharmaceutical companies not the federal government or the TGA, Health Minister Sussan Ley believes.

The Minister has gone on the offensive against industry concerns, saying “Australia has a world-class Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme."

“It is supported by world-class drug approval systems that balance fast access to the latest drugs for patients with strict public safety protections that are based on clinical evidence, not just the claims of drug companies. I make no apologies for this”.