ALLG and HSANZ Welcome the House of Representatives’ Standing Committee Report tabled in Parliament 25 November 2021

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ALLG and HSANZ welcomes the Report tabled in Parliament 25/11/21 on ‘The New Frontier – Delivering better health for all Australians: Inquiry into approval processes for new drugs and novel medical technologies in Australia’, by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport.

Medical innovation has grown exponentially in recent years. The approval processes for new medicines are very complex, and this report discusses different ways to streamline them to provide better and faster patient access to treatments; without compromising on patient safety, efficacy or cost effectiveness.

The ALLG and HSANZ shares the Committee’s views in that: “It is our hope that many of the recommendations in this report can be implemented in the short-term and not await the outcome of these further reviews”; and endorses the Report’s 31 recommendations.

Read our full joint ALLG and HSANZ statement to learn more.