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 pharmaceutical companies, and