Support PBS listing for pembrolizumab
6 May 2019
Following the November 2018 PBAC meeting, pembrolizumab has been resubmitted to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) meeting in July 2019 to seek reimbursement on the PBS for the adjuvant treatment of patients with resected stage III melanoma.
Listing on the Australian Pharmaceutical benefits scheme would provide subsidised access to this treatment for resected stage III melanoma.
As always, part of the PBAC process invites clinicians, patients and other stakeholders in the cancer community to make submissions in support of the PBS listing.
Submissions will be accepted until Wed 12 June 2019, and they can be made as follows:
- Email your input directly to the PBAC at CommentsPBAC@health.gov.au
- Mail your submission to the PBAC Secretariat: MDP 952, Department of Health and Ageing, GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601
- There is also an online portal for submission
Please note that if you are submitting via the online portal, there are two submissions for pembrolizumab. Please select the option that states Indication: Melanoma – the first pembrolizumab option.
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