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Pharma’s busiest week

It’s been a busy time for the Medicines Industry with the launch of the GMIA’s Guide to Biosimilars, Dr Martin Cross’s address to the National Press Club, the annual Medicines Australia Parliamentary Dinner and the Medicines Australia Members’ Only Strategic Conference. As such, Commercial Eyes has had numerous opportunities to meet with key decision makers in the industry including members of parliament and their advisors, leaders in the pharmaceutical field, senior bureaucrats and other vital contributors to the life science industry.

This year’s Medicines Australia Parliamentary Dinner guest speaker was Professor John Zalcberg, an influential clinician in cancer and health outcomes and the Professor of Cancer Research in the School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine. We also heard from the newly appointed Minister for Health (also Minister for Sport), The Honourable Sussan Ley MP, who stressed her government’s commitment to consultation regarding health policy.

Health Minister Ley said, “That’s why I want your views, your perspectives, your ideas. I want to hear from a range of voices about the best ways patients can continue to access medicines when and where they need them, at a price both they and taxpayers can afford.”

The evening also featured a video presentation honouring Pat Clear Award recipient and Managing Director of Commercial Eyes, Andrew Carter.

Andrew says, “This award recognises the intrinsic value of the work Commercial Eyes do for our clients, as well as the value of a career in the professional services area of the industry. Medicines don’t provide the value they were designed to deliver if they stay on the shelf. Medicines don’t deliver value if they’re not available in this country.”

To view the Pat Clear Award video presentation, visit our home page, or click here.

To read the full transcript of The Honourable Sussan Ley’s address, click here.

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