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Monday, 22 November 2010
Page: 1799

Senator SIEWERT (7:45 PM) —I move the second reading amendment standing in my name:

At the end of the motion, add: but the Senate calls on the Government:

(a)   to ensure that there is an annual report to Parliament on all available data on under co-payment products, including the drug name and form, the quantities dispensed;

(b)   to table a copy of the annual report by the Access to Medicines Working Group to the Minister for Health and Ageing on the progress and implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Government and Medicines Australia on 6 May 2010, commencing not later than 1 January 2011; and

(c)   to conduct a study of the affordability of prescription medication and access to medicines, including the use of generic medicines.

Question agreed to.