Preventive Health Agency Legislation

PSA Welcomes Passing of Preventive Health Agency Legislation

The passing by Parliament of the Australian National Preventive Health Agency Bill 2010, has been welcomed by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.

The Bill enables the formation of the Preventive Health Agency to lead the fight against preventable diseases through campaigns targeting obesity, along with alcohol, tobacco and other substance abuse.

Chief Executive Officer of the PSA, Liesel Wett, said the agency was a pivotal part of the Government’s health reform process and the PSA looked forward to working closely and collaboratively with it.

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