Submissions

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) is a charitable, non-profit organisation established in 1993 to support and assist those affected by allergy and anaphylaxis. A&AA is dedicated to assisting individuals, their caregivers and all in the community in the management of allergic conditions including food allergy. A&AA’s aim is to enable individuals and their families to enjoy an optimal quality of life whilst minimising risk to their health and wellbeing. A&AA strives to raise awareness of allergy in the community and provides evidence-based information, resources and services to support children and adults living with allergic disease including food allergy. 

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Submission concerning Dupixent for severe eczema - 16 May 2022

Submission from Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA):Dupixent for severe eczema.  A&AA asks that you consider the changed lives of people with severe eczema who are now taking Dupixent in the July 2022 PBAC meeting. People are utilising the medication because there has been a huge need for a treatment that works without the need for immunosuppressive...

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Submission concerning Review of the WA Food Act - 3 May 2022

Submission from Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA): Review of the WA Food Act.  A&AA has no issue with the efficacy of the current provisions in the WA Food Act, noting that they appear in line with the Model Food Provisions. A&AA strongly urges the addition of provisions in the WA Food Act to address food allergy management throughout...

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Submission concerning Food allergen content exemptions - 30 April 2022

Submission from Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA): Food allergen content exemptions cannot be considered because there is a huge food safety risk to consumers with food allergy. This will impact greatly on the health and wellbeing of people with food allergy and potentially add more of a challenge to an existing crisis such as Covid-19/natural disasters....

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Submission concerning Proposal P1053: Food safety management tools - 6 April 2022

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia lodged a submission with Food Standards Australia New Zealand Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) concerning Proposal P1053: Food safety management tools for the food service and closely related retail sectors. Submission from Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia: Proposal P1053: Food safety management tools231.59...

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Submission on draft Guidelines on the Use of Technology to Provide Food Information - 25 February 2022

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia lodged a submission with Codex Australia concerning the proposed Guidelines on the Use of Technology to Provide Food Information. A&AA Submission on draft Guidelines on the Use of Technology to Provide Food Information - 25 February 2022332.58 KB  

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PBAC Submission support for listing of Dupilumab (Dupixent®) on the PBS - 20 January 2022

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia lodged a submission with Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) supporting the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listing of Dupilumab (Dupixent®) for the treatment of severe atopic dermatitis (commonly known as eczema) in children aged 6 to 11 years. A&AA PBAC Submission for listing of Dupilumab (Dupixent®)...

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Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) submission: P1028 - Infant formula - 20 Oct 2021

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia lodged a submission with Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) with regard to P1028 - Infant formula. With respect to the management of food allergy, A&AA has had access to the draft submissions of both the NAS and ASCIA and supports and endorses their submissions. A&AA FSANZ submission: P1028 - Infant formula...

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Review of National Medicines Policy - Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia submission - 8 Oct 2021

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) lodged a submission to the Review of National Medicines Policy.  Included were submisions on: Terms of Reference 1: Evaluate the current NMP objectives and determine whether these should be modified or additional objectives included. This includes consideration of the proposed Principles to be included...

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PBAC Budesonide (Jorveza®) submission for use in EoE (Eosinophilic Oesoghagitis) - 22 Sep 2021

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia lodged comments in support of the application for Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listing of JORVEZA® for both induction of remission and maintenance of remission in adult patients with Eosinophilic Oesophagitis (EoE). A&AA PBAC Budesonide (Jorveza®) submission for use in EoE (Eosinophilic Oesoghagitis) - 22 Sep 2021175.93...

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Mepolizumab Injection (Nacala®) to include use for chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps - 17 Sep 2021

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia to made a submission to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) on change ot Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme listing of Mepolizumab Injection (Nacala®) to include use for people diagnosed with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps. A&AA Mepolizumab Injection (Nacala) change of PBS listing Sep 2021179.29...

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ABROCITINIB Cibinqo® submission supporting PBS Listing for severe atopic dermatitis - 13 Sep 2021

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia to made a submission to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) on Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme listing of ABROCITINIB Tablet 100 mg Tablet 200 mg Cibinqo® for severe atopic dermatitis. A&AA Abrocitinib Submission Sep 2021179.99 KB  

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Upadacitinib (Rinvoq®) for the treatment of chronic severe atopic dermatitis (AD) - 25 May 2021

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia to made a submission to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) on Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme listing of Upadacitinib (Rinvoq®) for the treatment of chronic severe atopic dermatitis (AD). A&AA Upadacitinib Rinvoq Submission May 2021183.25 KB  

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Baricitinib (Olumiant®) for the treatment of chronic severe atopic dermatitis (AD) - 25 May 2021

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia made a submission to to Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) on Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBAC) listing of Baricitinib (Olumiant®) for the treatment of chronic severe atopic dermatitis (AD). A&AA Baricitinib Olumiant Submission May 2021167.27 KB

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Building a more robust medicine supply: Proposals -16 May 2021

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) made a submission to Therapeutic Good Administrations (TGA) on Building a more robust medicine supply - Proposals to help prevent, mitigate and manage medicine shortages with the following proposals:  Proposal 1 – Prioritising evaluation of important generic medicines Proposal 3 – Improving reliability of supply...

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General Standard for the Labelling of Pre-packaged Foods (CXS 1 1985) - 2 Mar 2021

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) made a submission with regard to Request for comments / information on allergen labelling: revision of the General Standard for the Labelling of Pre-packaged Foods (CXS 1 1985) (For further information please see CL 2021/9/OCS-FL). CONSULTATION QUESTIONS Question 1 Does the scope of the GSLPF need clarifying...

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Budesonide (Jorveza®) for use in EoE (Eosinophilic Oesoghagitis) - 8 Feb 2021

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) made a submission to Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC). Eosinophilic Oesophagitis (EoE) currently affects about 1 in 1000 Australians¹ (both children and adults). It is a debilitating disease that has no cure. The symptoms of EoE are varied and include difficulty swallowing and food sticking in the...

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Irradiation as a phytosanitary measure for all fresh fruit and vegetables - 7 Dec 2020

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) made a submission to Food Standards Australia New Zealand re: Application A1193 - Irradiation as a phytosanitary measure for all fresh fruit and vegetables. Summary: A&AA strongly encourages Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) to seek advice on issues surrounding irradiation of fruit and vegetables,...

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Beta-amylase from soybean (Glycine max) as a processing aid (enzyme) - 7 Dec 2020

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) made a submission to Food Standards Australia New Zealand re: Application A1204 - Beta-amylase from soybean (Glycine max) as a processing aid (enzyme). Summary: A&AA is not opposed to the application, but has issues and concerns which do not appear to have been fully addressed. The labelling obligation seem...

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Review of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 - 16 Nov 2020

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) made a submission to Public Consultation - Scoping Paper on the Review of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991. A&AA has responded to the discussion questions and the reform ideas predominately as they relate to FSANZ’s approach to food allergens and persons with one or more food allergy. Some...

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A&AA Submission to Parliamentary inquiry - 3 Nov 2020

Background Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) is a registered charity, established in 1993 to support and assist those affected by allergy and anaphylaxis. A&AA is dedicated to assisting individuals, their caregivers and all in the community in the management of allergic conditions including food allergy. A&AA’s aim is to enable individuals...

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