Access to Medicines Working Group (AMWG)

As part of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Schedule (PBS) reforms announced in November 2006, the AMWG was formed by the Department of Health and Medicines Australia to help them work together more effectively and to consider issues regarding timely and appropriate access to new medicines for the PBS.

In April 2017, the Australian Government entered into a five year Strategic Agreement with Medicines Australia, until July 2022. The Agreement allows for the continuation of the AMWG.    

Communiques from each meeting of the AMWG are available from the Department of Health’s website here