AMA submission to the TGA on managing and communicating medicine shortages

1 May 2018

The AMA supports the TGA’s proposed approach to implement a mandatory medicine shortages notification system. However, the AMA still has ongoing and unaddressed concerns regarding the process to ensure there is appropriate and timely action under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme following an announcement by the TGA of a medicine shortage, to ensure that alternative medicines are affordable and accessible to patients.