From 1 September 2023, millions of Australians will be able to buy two months’ worth of medicine for the price of a single prescription rather than the current one-month supply.
This will reduce medicine costs for at least 6 million Australians managing chronic conditions like heart disease, cholesterol, Crohn’s disease and hypertension.
General patients will be able save up to $180 a year if their medicine is able to be prescribed for 60 days and concession card holders will save up to $43.80 a year per medicine.
It also means fewer visits to the GP and pharmacist to get the medicine you need the most.
The cheaper medicine reforms won’t affect medicine availability and won’t add to shortages.
Find out more about how to save on your PBS medicines.