Cheaper medicines

There are now more Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) medicines available for 60-day prescriptions. This will give many Australians twice the amount of their medication on a single prescription. There are now almost 200 medicines available for a 60-day prescription.

List of medicines

Learn more about 60-day prescriptions of PBS medicines

Eligibility

Find out if you’re eligible for a 60-day prescription.

Benefits and savings

Find out more about the benefits and cost savings of 60-day prescriptions and how it works with the PBS safety net.

 

Prescribers

Prescribers can use their clinical judgement to decide whether patients receiving Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) medicines are eligible for 60-day prescriptions.

Resources

Find fact sheets, posters and videos about 60-day prescriptions.

Stage two – available from 1 March 2024

The second stage of medicines available for 60-day prescriptions will support patients who live with a stable ongoing health condition such as:

  • androgen deficiency
  • arthritis
  • breast cancer
  • bipolar disorder
  • diabetes
  • epilepsy
  • hypothyroidism
  • incontinence
  • menopause
  • migraine
  • prostate cancer
  • prostate enlargement

More medicines will be added at the final stage in September 2024. 

See the full list of medicines available for 60-day prescribing