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Where can I find the list of subsidised medicines?

What is PBS (the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme)?

  • Watch on The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) began as a limited scheme in 1948, with free medicines for pensioners and a list of 139 ‘life-saving and disease preventing’ medicines free of charge for others in the community. Today the PBS provides timely, reliable and affordable access to necessary medicines for Australians.

What is the difference between Australia and New Zealand drug subsidies?

  • There is little difference between Australia and New Zealand in the availability of subsidy for at least one drug within classes.

Are listings of subsidised drugs shrinking across countries?

  • Differences in the listings of subsidised drugs between countries may be shrinking as more drugs come off patent.

image-Where can I find the list of subsidised medicines?
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