ITP Australia delivers a number of recommendations to improve treatment access for patients living with Immune Thrombocytopenia.
ITP Australia has joined over 200 other individuals, patient associations and organisations to ensure that patients with Immune Thrombocytopenia are heard during the bipartisan Parliamentary Inquiry into approval processes for new drugs and novel medical technologies in Australia.
Following a referral on 13 August 2020 from the Minister for Health, The Hon Greg Hunt MP, the Committee will inquire into and report on approval processes for new drugs and novel medical technologies in Australia.
The Chair of the Committee, Mr Trent Zimmerman MP, said that the Committee looks forward to receiving information on how Australia can continue to be well-positioned to access new drugs and novel medical technologies, with a particular focus on access to the treatment of rare diseases and conditions where there is high and unmet clinical need.
Mr Zimmerman commented that ‘the Committee will examine processes in place for establishing and conducting clinical trials in improving the lives of patients and increasing investment in Australia’s research and development sector.
The Committee will also look at options to incentivise earlier application for approval by sponsors of new drugs and novel medical technologies, without compromising patient safety or the assessment of cost-effectiveness.
We’re looking forward to hearing from the public, health professionals and organisations, pharmaceutical companies and other interested parties on how Australia could position itself best on providing access to new drugs and novel medical technologies for all Australians now and into the future.’
Review the submission made by ITP Australia here.
For more information relating to the Parliamentary Inquiry, visit here.
Publish Date: June 20, 2022