PBS process needs transparency, Senate told

Dr Suzanne Hill, outgoing chair of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Body (PBAC), has told a Senate inquiry that the PBS approvals process needs to be more transparent.

Dr Hill left her position last month to take up a role with the World Health Organization and her criticism is being read as a parting shot at an industry that lobbies for secrecy around its negotiations with government.

The PBAC was “extremely concerned” about the “mismatch” between clinical evidence presented confidentially by