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Monday, 21 May 2018
Page: 3829

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

Dear Chair

I refer to a letter from Mr Ross Vasta, former Chair of Standing Committee on Petitions, dated 23 November, seeking support for an application to the then Minister for Health requesting the exercise of the discretionary power under the National Health Act 1953 (the Act) for approval for the supply of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) medicines at premises in Fletcher, NSW (Petition Number PN0030).

I regret the delay in responding.

I can confirm that, following consideration of this request, on 13 December 2016, the supply of PBS medicines at Shop 11, Fletcher Village, 221 Minmi Road, Fletcher, NSW, was approved. My Department advised the applicant pharmacist of that decision in a letter dated 15 December 2016.

Thank you for following up on this petition. Yours sincerely

from the Minister for Health, The Hon Greg Hunt MP