Cheaper medicines

Many patients can now receive twice the medication for the cost of a single prescription. From September 2024 this will apply to more than 300 medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

First stage medicines

Learn more about 60-day prescriptions of PBS medicines

About

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

Benefits and cost 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 one – available from 1 September 2023

The first stage of medicines available for 60-day prescriptions will support patients who are stable on their current treatment and have ongoing health conditions such as:

  • cardiovascular disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • gout
  • heart failure
  • high cholesterol
  • hypertension
  • osteoporosis
  • ulcerative colitis.

Stage one includes about 100 medicines and represents around one third of all the medicines that will be available for 60-day prescriptions.

We are finalising the medicines for stage 2 and 3.

See the list of stage one medicines