Behind the scenes at the PBAC


11 June 2019 - Outgoing RACGP representative Rashmi Sharma pulls back the curtain after 10 years on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee.

One of the most influential health bodies in the Australian health landscape, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) meets three times a year to recommend new medicines for listing on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

Many aspects of the PBAC’s inner workings are confidential in nature, but Associate Professor Sharma was able to share some of her experiences with newsGP and explain why she found the work so rewarding.

‘I always considered it to be my brain gym, because you’re looking at very, very complex and detailed clinical evidence-based submissions,’ she said.

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