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Active ingredient prescribing - all you need to know

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Active ingredient prescribing - all you need to know

The way medicine information looks on your prescription from your doctor is changing. The change is part of an Australian Government initiative and means most Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and Repatriation PBS (RPBS) prescription medicines will be prescribed by their active ingredient rather than their brand name.
Target audience:
General
Published:
May 2021
Last reviewed:
October 2023
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