Drug Availability in Australia
For safe access to medication in Australia, each drug is assessed for its safety and effectiveness. There are two main processes for getting drug access here. The medication must be assessed and approved by the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration), and then for prescription medications to be subsidised by the Government to make it affordable to users, the drug is assessed by the PBAC to assess if it is cost effective compared to other available medications. If it shows adequate benefit to patients and is cost effective, it is funded by PBS.