Did you know medicines cost less on the PBS?

This PBS video outlines how medicines cost less on the PBS.


The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, or PBS, gives Australian residents who hold a Medicare card access to a wide range of lower priced medicines.

From the 1st of January 2023, the maximum amount you pay for most PBS medicines was reduced from $42.50 to $30.

This means the most you’ll pay for a PBS prescription is $30, plus any applicable premiums.

So if you take one PBS medication a month, you could save as much as $150 a year.

If you're taking two or three medications a month, you could save between $300 and $450 a year.

If you have a concession card, you’ll pay $7.30 for a PBS prescription, plus any applicable premiums.

Talk to your pharmacist about how to save on your PBS medicines or visit health.gov.au/PBS

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