Following the release of a discussion paper last November and a series of public hearings in February of this year, the Pharmaceutical Patents Review Panel has now released its draft report.

In October 2012, an expert panel was commissioned to undertake a review of pharmaceutical patents in Australia. 

The released draft report is available on the Pharmaceutical Patents Review website.

Submissions will be accepted up until 30 April 2013.  Details of how to make a submission are also available on the review website. Please let us know if you'd like us to help you draft a submission.

The Review Panel is due to submit its final report to the Government on 30 May 2013.