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Summary of Changes – 1 April 2014

Previous versions of the Summary of Changes are available in PDF in the Publications Archive.

 

Additions

Addition – Item

10075G Calcipotriol + Betamethasone Dipropionate, betamethasone (as dipropionate) 0.05% + calcipotriol 0.005% gel, 60 g (Daivobet 50/500 gel)
10080M Clobetasol, clobetasol propionate 0.05% shampoo, 125 mL (Clobex)
10061M Denosumab, denosumab 120 mg/1.7 mL injection, 1 x 1.7 mL vial (Xgeva)
10059K Glycopyrronium, glycopyrronium 50 microgram inhalation, 30 capsules (seebri breezhaler)
10063P Homatropine, homatropine hydrobromide 2% eye drops, 15 mL (Isopto Homatropine)
10076H Nicotine, nicotine 25 mg/16 hours patch, 28 (nicorette 16hr Invisipatch)
10062N Temozolomide, temozolomide 180 mg capsule, 5 (Astromide, Orion Temozolomide, Temodal)
10066T Tobramycin, tobramycin 28 mg inhalation, 224 capsules (TOBI podhaler)
10074F Tobramycin, tobramycin 28 mg inhalation, 224 capsules (TOBI podhaler)

Addition – Brand

2019G Novatin, IAAcitretin, acitretin 10 mg capsule, 100
2020H Novatin, IAAcitretin, acitretin 25 mg capsule, 100
9183H Alendronate plus D3-DRLA, RZAlendronate + Colecalciferol, alendronate 70 mg + colecalciferol 140 microgram tablet, 4
2688L APO-Azathioprine, TXAzathioprine, azathioprine 25 mg tablet, 100
8384G Optifresh eye gel, PPCarbomer-980, carbomer-980 0.2% eye gel, 10 g
5503P Optifresh eye gel, PPCarbomer-980, carbomer-980 0.2% eye gel, 10 g
9210R Optifresh eye gel, PPCarbomer-980, carbomer-980 0.2% eye gel, 10 g
2338C Optifresh Tears, PPCarmellose Sodium, carmellose sodium 0.5% (2 mg/0.4 mL) eye drops, 30 x 0.4 mL unit doses
5506T Optifresh Tears, PPCarmellose Sodium, carmellose sodium 0.5% (2 mg/0.4 mL) eye drops, 30 x 0.4 mL unit doses
2324H Optifresh Plus, PPCarmellose Sodium, carmellose sodium 1% (4 mg/0.4 mL) eye drops, 30 x 0.4 mL unit doses
5505R Optifresh Plus, PPCarmellose Sodium, carmellose sodium 1% (4 mg/0.4 mL) eye drops, 30 x 0.4 mL unit doses
5045M APO-Cefaclor CD, TXCefaclor, cefaclor 375 mg tablet: modified release, 10 tablets
1169M APO-Cefaclor CD, TXCefaclor, cefaclor 375 mg tablet: modified release, 10 tablets
1207M APO-Metoclopramide, TXMetoclopramide, metoclopramide hydrochloride anhydrous 10 mg tablet, 25
1207M Metoclopramide Actavis, GNMetoclopramide, metoclopramide hydrochloride anhydrous 10 mg tablet, 25
5151D APO-Metoclopramide, TXMetoclopramide, metoclopramide hydrochloride anhydrous 10 mg tablet, 25
5151D Metoclopramide Actavis, GNMetoclopramide, metoclopramide hydrochloride anhydrous 10 mg tablet, 25
1324Q Metoprolol Actavis, GNMetoprolol Tartrate, METOPROLOL TARTRATE Tablet 50 mg, 100
1325R Metoprolol Actavis, GNMetoprolol Tartrate, METOPROLOL TARTRATE Tablet 100 mg, 60
3496B APO-Salbutamol, TXSalbutamol, salbutamol 2.5 mg/2.5 mL inhalation: solution, 30 x 2.5 mL ampoules (Prescriber Bag)
2000G APO-Salbutamol, TXSalbutamol, salbutamol 2.5 mg/2.5 mL inhalation: solution, 30 x 2.5 mL ampoules
3497C APO-Salbutamol, TXSalbutamol, salbutamol 5 mg/2.5 mL inhalation: solution, 30 x 2.5 mL ampoules (Prescriber Bag)
2001H APO-Salbutamol, TXSalbutamol, salbutamol 5 mg/2.5 mL inhalation: solution, 30 x 2.5 mL ampoules

Addition – Equivalence Indicator

2019G Neotigason, TAAcitretin, acitretin 10 mg capsule, 100
2020H Neotigason, TAAcitretin, acitretin 25 mg capsule, 100
2338C Cellufresh, AGCarmellose Sodium, carmellose sodium 0.5% (2 mg/0.4 mL) eye drops, 30 x 0.4 mL unit doses
5506T Cellufresh, AGCarmellose Sodium, carmellose sodium 0.5% (2 mg/0.4 mL) eye drops, 30 x 0.4 mL unit doses
2324H Celluvisc, AGCarmellose Sodium, carmellose sodium 1% (4 mg/0.4 mL) eye drops, 30 x 0.4 mL unit doses
5505R Celluvisc, AGCarmellose Sodium, carmellose sodium 1% (4 mg/0.4 mL) eye drops, 30 x 0.4 mL unit doses
1207M Maxolon, VTMetoclopramide, metoclopramide hydrochloride anhydrous 10 mg tablet, 25
5151D Maxolon, VTMetoclopramide, metoclopramide hydrochloride anhydrous 10 mg tablet, 25

Addition – Note

2715X Doxycycline, doxycycline 100 mg capsule: modified release, 21 capsules (Doryx, Mayne Pharma Doxycycline)
3322W Doxycycline, doxycycline 100 mg capsule: modified release, 7 capsules (Doryx, Mayne Pharma Doxycycline)
2708M Doxycycline, doxycycline 100 mg capsule: modified release, 7 capsules (Doryx, Mayne Pharma Doxycycline)
2703G Doxycycline, doxycycline 100 mg capsule: modified release, 7 capsules (Doryx, Mayne Pharma Doxycycline)
2707L Doxycycline, doxycycline 50 mg capsule: modified release, 25 capsules (Doryx, Mayne Pharma Doxycycline)

Deletions

Deletion – Item

2742H Flutamide, flutamide 250 mg tablet, 30 (Flutamide MYLAN)
2332R Morphine, morphine sulphate 10 mg/mL injection (with preservative), 10 x 1 mL ampoules (Morphine Sulphate Wockhardt)
2333T Morphine, morphine sulphate 10 mg/mL injection (with preservative), 10 x 1 mL ampoules (Morphine Sulphate Wockhardt)
8681X Oxycodone, oxycodone hydrochloride 5 mg tablet: modified release, 28 tablets (OxyContin)
2391W Simvastatin + Sitagliptin, simvastatin 10 mg + sitagliptin 100 mg tablet: film-coated, 28 (Juvicor)
2377D Simvastatin + Sitagliptin, simvastatin 20 mg + sitagliptin 100 mg tablet: film-coated, 28 (Juvicor)
2383K Simvastatin + Sitagliptin, simvastatin 40 mg + sitagliptin 100 mg tablet: film-coated, 28 (Juvicor)
2745L Tropisetron, tropisetron 5 mg capsule, 2 (Navoban)

Deletion – Brand

1474N Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd, BXFluconazole, fluconazole 200 mg/100 mL injection, 1 x 100 mL vial
1757L Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd, BXFluconazole, fluconazole 400 mg/200 mL injection, 1 x 200 mL bag
3050M GenRx Perindopril, GXPerindopril, perindopril erbumine 2 mg tablet, 30
3051N GenRx Perindopril, GXPerindopril, perindopril erbumine 4 mg tablet, 30
8704D GenRx Perindopril, GXPerindopril, perindopril erbumine 8 mg tablet, 30
2746M Navoban, NVTropisetron, tropisetron 5 mg/5 mL injection, 1 x 5 mL ampoule

Deletion – Equivalence Indicator

1757L Fluconazole Alphapharm, AFFluconazole, fluconazole 400 mg/200 mL injection, 1 x 200 mL bag
2746M Tropisetron-AFT, AE – Tropisetron, tropisetron 5 mg/5 mL injection, 1 x 5 mL ampoule

Deletion – Note

10019H Erlotinib, erlotinib 100 mg tablet, 30 (Tarceva)
10020J Erlotinib, erlotinib 100 mg tablet, 30 (Tarceva)
9167L Erlotinib, erlotinib 100 mg tablet, 30 (Tarceva)
10014C Erlotinib, erlotinib 150 mg tablet, 30 (Tarceva)
10025P Erlotinib, erlotinib 150 mg tablet, 30 (Tarceva)
9168M Erlotinib, erlotinib 150 mg tablet, 30 (Tarceva)
10022L Erlotinib, erlotinib 25 mg tablet, 30 (Tarceva)
10028T Erlotinib, erlotinib 25 mg tablet, 30 (Tarceva)
9166K Erlotinib, erlotinib 25 mg tablet, 30 (Tarceva)
8769M Gefitinib, gefitinib 250 mg tablet, 30 (Iressa)

Alterations

Alteration – Restriction

3387G Linagliptin, linagliptin 5 mg tablet, 30 (Trajenta)
2672P Misoprostol, misoprostol 200 microgram tablet, 4 (GyMiso)
8983T Saxagliptin, saxagliptin 5 mg tablet, 28 (Onglyza)
9182G Sitagliptin, sitagliptin 100 mg tablet, 28 (Januvia)
9180E Sitagliptin, sitagliptin 25 mg tablet, 28 (Januvia)
9181F Sitagliptin, sitagliptin 50 mg tablet, 28 (Januvia)
9451K Sitagliptin + Metformin, sitagliptin 50 mg + metformin hydrochloride 1 g tablet, 56 (Janumet)
9449H Sitagliptin + Metformin, sitagliptin 50 mg + metformin hydrochloride 500 mg tablet, 56 (Janumet)
9450J Sitagliptin + Metformin, sitagliptin 50 mg + metformin hydrochloride 850 mg tablet, 56 (Janumet)
3415R Vildagliptin, vildagliptin 50 mg tablet, 60 (Galvus)
5476F Vildagliptin + Metformin, vildagliptin 50 mg + metformin hydrochloride 1 g tablet, 60 (Galvumet 50/1000)
5474D Vildagliptin + Metformin, vildagliptin 50 mg + metformin hydrochloride 500 mg tablet, 60 (Galvumet 50/500)
5475E Vildagliptin + Metformin, vildagliptin 50 mg + metformin hydrochloride 850 mg tablet, 60 (Galvumet 50/850)

Alterations to the restrictions for the following items relating to juvenile idiopathic arthritis are outlined below:

  • The addition of tocilizumab on the PBS for the treatment of this condition.
  • The treatment break for adults has also been amended from 12 months to 24 months.
  • For the adalimumab items, the Initial 3 restrictions (grandfather restrictions) have been removed for children as well as for adults.
5282B Adalimumab, adalimumab 40 mg/0.8 mL injection, 2 x 0.8 mL cartridges (Humira)
5284D Adalimumab, adalimumab 40 mg/0.8 mL injection, 2 x 0.8 mL cartridges (Humira)
5281Y Adalimumab, adalimumab 40 mg/0.8 mL injection, 2 x 0.8 mL syringes (Humira)
5283C Adalimumab, adalimumab 40 mg/0.8 mL injection, 2 x 0.8 mL syringes (Humira)
3445H Etanercept, etanercept 25 mg injection [4 x 25 mg vials] (&) inert substance diluent [4 x 1 mL syringes], 1 pack (Enbrel)
3448L Etanercept, etanercept 25 mg injection [4 x 25 mg vials] (&) inert substance diluent [4 x 1 mL syringes], 1 pack (Enbrel)
3447K Etanercept, ETANERCEPT Injection 50 mg in 1 mL single use auto-injector, 4, 1 (Enbrel)
3450N Etanercept, ETANERCEPT Injection 50 mg in 1 mL single use auto-injector, 4, 1 (Enbrel)
3446J Etanercept, ETANERCEPT Injections 50 mg in 1 mL single use pre-filled syringes, 4, 1 (Enbrel)
3449M Etanercept, ETANERCEPT Injections 50 mg in 1 mL single use pre-filled syringes, 4, 1 (Enbrel)

Alteration – Note

1800R Doxycycline, doxycycline 100 mg tablet, 21 (GenRx Doxycycline)
5082L Doxycycline, doxycycline 100 mg tablet, 7 (Chem mart Doxycycline, Doxycycline Sandoz, Doxyhexal, GenRx Doxycycline, Terry White Chemists Doxycycline)
9105F Doxycycline, doxycycline 100 mg tablet, 7 (Chem mart Doxycycline, Doxycycline Sandoz, Doxyhexal, GenRx Doxycycline, Terry White Chemists Doxycycline)
9108J Doxycycline, doxycycline 100 mg tablet, 7 (Chem mart Doxycycline, Doxycycline Sandoz, Doxyhexal, Terry White Chemists Doxycycline)
9107H Doxycycline, doxycycline 100 mg tablet, 7 (Chem mart Doxycycline, Doxycycline Sandoz, Doxyhexal, GenRx Doxycycline, Terry White Chemists Doxycycline)
3321T Doxycycline, doxycycline 100 mg tablet, 7 (Doxsig, Doxy-100, Doxylin 100)
2709N Doxycycline, doxycycline 100 mg tablet, 7 (Doxsig, Doxy-100, Doxylin 100)
2714W Doxycycline, doxycycline 100 mg tablet, 7 (Doxsig, Doxy-100, Doxylin 100)
2702F Doxycycline, doxycycline 100 mg tablet, 7 (Doxsig, Doxy-100, Doxylin 100)
2711Q Doxycycline, doxycycline 50 mg tablet, 25 (Doxy-50, Doxylin 50)
9106G Doxycycline, doxycycline 50 mg tablet, 25 (Chem mart Doxycycline, Doxycycline Sandoz, Doxyhexal, Frakas, GenRx Doxycycline, Terry White Chemists Doxycycline)

Alteration – Manufacturer's Code

From To 
1502C Colifoam, HMHydrocortisone Acetate, hydrocortisone acetate 10% (100 mg/g) enema, 21.1 g

 AS

HM  

8707G Eligard 1 month, TLLeuprorelin, leuprorelin acetate 7.5 mg injection: modified release [1 syringe] (&) inert substance diluent [1 syringe], 1 pack

 HH

 TL

8708H Eligard 3 month, TLLeuprorelin, leuprorelin acetate 22.5 mg injection: modified release [1 syringe] (&) inert substance diluent [1 syringe], 1 pack

 HH

 TL

8709J Eligard 4 month, TLLeuprorelin, leuprorelin acetate 30 mg injection: modified release [1 syringe] (&) inert substance diluent [1 syringe], 1 pack

 HH

 TL

8859G Eligard 6 month, TLLeuprorelin, leuprorelin acetate 45 mg injection: modified release [1 syringe] (&) inert substance diluent [1 syringe], 1 pack

 HH

 TL

Advance Notices

Advance Notices – Deletion of Item

The following items will be deleted from the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits on 1 May 2014:

2041K Carbomer + Triglyceride Lipids, carbomer 0.2% + triglyceride lipids 1% eye gel, 10 g (Artelac)
2082N Carbomer + Triglyceride Lipids, carbomer 0.2% + triglyceride lipids 1% eye gel, 10 g (Artelac)
2044N Carbomer + Triglyceride Lipids, carbomer 0.2% + triglyceride lipids 1% eye gel, 10 g (Artelac)
2826R Methysergide, methysergide 1 mg tablet, 50 (Deseril)
1278G Timolol, timolol 0.25% (2.5 mg/mL) eye drops, 5 mL (Tenopt)
5547Y Timolol, timolol 0.25% (2.5 mg/mL) eye drops, 5 mL (Tenopt)
8723D Glucose Indicator Blood, glucose indicator blood strip: diagnostic, 50 (Omnitest EZ)
9265P Glucose Indicator Blood, glucose indicator blood strip: diagnostic, 50 (Omnitest EZ)

Advance Notices – Deletion of Brand

The following brands will be deleted from the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits on 1 June 2014:

1453L Lopid, PFGemfibrozil, gemfibrozil 600 mg tablet, 60
9248R Lopid, PFGemfibrozil, gemfibrozil 600 mg tablet, 60

 

Section 100 – Highly Specialised Drugs Program

Addition – Item

10065R Dolutegravir, dolutegravir 50 mg tablet, 30 (Tivicay) (Public)
10070B Dolutegravir, dolutegravir 50 mg tablet, 30 (Tivicay) (Private)
10067W Infliximab, infliximab 100 mg injection, 1 x 100 mg vial (Remicade) (Public)
10057H Infliximab, infliximab 100 mg injection, 1 x 100 mg vial (Remicade) (Private)
10077J Tocilizumab, tocilizumab 80 mg/4 mL injection, 1 x 4 mL vial (Actemra) (Public)
10068X Tocilizumab, tocilizumab 80 mg/4 mL injection, 1 x 4 mL vial (Actemra) (Private)
10081N Tocilizumab, tocilizumab 80 mg/4 mL injection, 1 x 4 mL vial (Actemra) (Public)
10073E Tocilizumab, tocilizumab 80 mg/4 mL injection, 1 x 4 mL vial (Actemra) (Private)
10056G Tocilizumab, tocilizumab 200 mg/10 mL injection, 1 x 10 mL vial (Actemra) (Public)
10079L Tocilizumab, tocilizumab 200 mg/10 mL injection, 1 x 10 mL vial (Actemra) (Private)
10058J Tocilizumab, tocilizumab 200 mg/10 mL injection, 1 x 10 mL vial (Actemra) (Public)
10071C Tocilizumab, tocilizumab 200 mg/10 mL injection, 1 x 10 mL vial (Actemra) (Private)
10064Q Tocilizumab, tocilizumab 400 mg/20 mL injection, 1 x 20 mL vial (Actemra) (Public)
10060L Tocilizumab, tocilizumab 400 mg/20 mL injection, 1 x 20 mL vial (Actemra) (Private)
10072D Tocilizumab, tocilizumab 400 mg/20 mL injection, 1 x 20 mL vial (Actemra) (Public)
10078K Tocilizumab, tocilizumab 400 mg/20 mL injection, 1 x 20 mL vial (Actemra) (Private)

Addition – Equivalence Indicator

5705G Caelyx, JCDoxorubicin Hydrochloride-pegylated Liposomal, doxorubicin hydrochloride-pegylated liposomal 20 mg/10 mL injection, 1 x 10 mL vial (Public)
6249X Caelyx, JCDoxorubicin Hydrochloride-pegylated Liposomal, doxorubicin hydrochloride-pegylated liposomal 20 mg/10 mL injection, 1 x 10 mL vial (Private)

Alteration – Brand Name

From:
6249X Lipodox, ZFDoxorubicin Hydrochloride-pegylated Liposomal, doxorubicin hydrochloride-pegylated liposomal 20 mg/10 mL injection, 1 x 10 mL vial (Private)
To:
6249X Liposomal Doxorubicin SUN, ZFDoxorubicin Hydrochloride-pegylated Liposomal, doxorubicin hydrochloride-pegylated liposomal 20 mg/10 mL injection, 1 x 10 mL vial (Private)
From:
5705G Lipodox, ZFDoxorubicin Hydrochloride-pegylated Liposomal, doxorubicin hydrochloride-pegylated liposomal 20 mg/10 mL injection, 1 x 10 mL vial (Public)
To:
5705G Liposomal Doxorubicin SUN, ZFDoxorubicin Hydrochloride-pegylated Liposomal, doxorubicin hydrochloride-pegylated liposomal 20 mg/10 mL injection, 1 x 10 mL vial (Public)

Alteration – Restriction

The restrictions for the following items have been altered to remove the CD4+ cell count restriction for initiation of first line anti-retroviral therapy (ART) in asymptomatic, ART naïve HIV positive patients:

5602W Abacavir, abacavir 20 mg/mL oral liquid, 240 mL (Ziagen) (Public)
6265R Abacavir, abacavir 20 mg/mL oral liquid, 240 mL (Ziagen) (Private)
5601T Abacavir, abacavir 300 mg tablet, 60 (Ziagen) (Public)
6264Q Abacavir, abacavir 300 mg tablet, 60 (Ziagen) (Private)
5603X Abacavir + Lamivudine, abacavir 600 mg + lamivudine 300 mg tablet, 30 (Kivexa) (Public)
6458X Abacavir + Lamivudine, abacavir 600 mg + lamivudine 300 mg tablet, 30 (Kivexa) (Private)
5604Y Abacavir + Lamivudine + Zidovudine, abacavir 300 mg + lamivudine 150 mg + zidovudine 300 mg tablet, 60 (Trizivir) (Public)
6327B Abacavir + Lamivudine + Zidovudine, abacavir 300 mg + lamivudine 150 mg + zidovudine 300 mg tablet, 60 (Trizivir) (Private)
5615M Atazanavir, atazanavir 100 mg capsule, 60 (Reyataz) (Public)
9646Q Atazanavir, atazanavir 100 mg capsule, 60 (Reyataz) (Private)
5613K Atazanavir, atazanavir 150 mg capsule, 60 (Reyataz) (Public)
6451M Atazanavir, atazanavir 150 mg capsule, 60 (Reyataz) (Private)
5614L Atazanavir, atazanavir 200 mg capsule, 60 (Reyataz) (Public)
6452N Atazanavir, atazanavir 200 mg capsule, 60 (Reyataz) (Private)
5612J Atazanavir, atazanavir 300 mg capsule, 30 (Reyataz) (Public)
9614B Atazanavir, atazanavir 300 mg capsule, 30 (Reyataz) (Private)
5663C Didanosine, didanosine 125 mg capsule: enteric, 30 (Videx EC) (Public)
6298L Didanosine, didanosine 125 mg capsule: enteric, 30 (Videx EC) (Private)
5664D Didanosine, didanosine 200 mg capsule: enteric, 30 (Videx EC) (Public)
6299M Didanosine, didanosine 200 mg capsule: enteric, 30 (Videx EC) (Private)
5665E Didanosine, didanosine 250 mg capsule: enteric, 30 (Videx EC) (Public)
6300N Didanosine, didanosine 250 mg capsule: enteric, 30 (Videx EC) (Private)
5666F Didanosine, didanosine 400 mg capsule: enteric, 30 (Videx EC) (Public)
6301P Didanosine, didanosine 400 mg capsule: enteric, 30 (Videx EC) (Private)
5708K Efavirenz, efavirenz 200 mg tablet, 90 (Stocrin) (Public)
9618F Efavirenz, efavirenz 200 mg tablet, 90 (Stocrin) (Private)
5707J Efavirenz, efavirenz 30 mg/mL oral liquid, 180 mL (Stocrin) (Public)
6372J Efavirenz, efavirenz 30 mg/mL oral liquid, 180 mL (Stocrin) (Private)
5706H Efavirenz, efavirenz 600 mg tablet, 30 (Stocrin) (Public)
6356M Efavirenz, efavirenz 600 mg tablet, 30 (Stocrin) (Private)
5709L Emtricitabine, emtricitabine 200 mg capsule, 30 (Emtriva) (Public)
6137B Emtricitabine, emtricitabine 200 mg capsule, 30 (Emtriva) (Private)
1491L Emtricitabine + Rilpivirine + Tenofovir, emtricitabine 200 mg + rilpivirine 25 mg + tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg tablet, 30 (Eviplera) (Public)
1490K Emtricitabine + Rilpivirine + Tenofovir, emtricitabine 200 mg + rilpivirine 25 mg + tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg tablet, 30 (Eviplera) (Private)
5745J Fosamprenavir, fosamprenavir 50 mg/mL oral liquid, 225 mL (Telzir) (Public)
6454Q Fosamprenavir, fosamprenavir 50 mg/mL oral liquid, 225 mL (Telzir) (Private)
5746K Fosamprenavir, fosamprenavir 700 mg tablet, 60 (Telzir) (Public)
6453P Fosamprenavir, fosamprenavir 700 mg tablet, 60 (Telzir) (Private)
5752R Indinavir, indinavir 400 mg capsule, 180 (Crixivan 400 mg) (Public)
6202K Indinavir, indinavir 400 mg capsule, 180 (Crixivan 400 mg) (Private)
5773W Lamivudine, lamivudine 10 mg/mL oral liquid, 240 mL (3TC) (Public)
6194B Lamivudine, lamivudine 10 mg/mL oral liquid, 240 mL (3TC) (Private)
5772T Lamivudine, lamivudine 150 mg tablet, 60 (3TC, Lamivudine Alphapharm, Lamivudine RBX) (Public)
6193Y Lamivudine, lamivudine 150 mg tablet, 60 (3TC, Lamivudine Alphapharm, Lamivudine RBX) (Private)
5774X Lamivudine, lamivudine 300 mg tablet, 30 (3TC, Lamivudine Alphapharm, Lamivudine RBX) (Public)
6435Q Lamivudine, lamivudine 300 mg tablet, 30 (3TC, Lamivudine Alphapharm, Lamivudine RBX) (Private)
5775Y Lamivudine + Zidovudine, lamivudine 150 mg + zidovudine 300 mg tablet, 60 (Combivir, Lamivudine 150 mg + Zidovudine 300 mg Alphapharm) (Public)
6234D Lamivudine + Zidovudine, lamivudine 150 mg + zidovudine 300 mg tablet, 60 (Combivir, Lamivudine 150 mg + Zidovudine 300 mg Alphapharm) (Private)
5790R Lopinavir + Ritonavir, lopinavir 100 mg + ritonavir 25 mg tablet, 60 (Kaletra) (Public)
9633B Lopinavir + Ritonavir, lopinavir 100 mg + ritonavir 25 mg tablet, 60 (Kaletra) (Private)
5791T Lopinavir + Ritonavir, lopinavir 200 mg + ritonavir 50 mg tablet, 120 (Kaletra) (Public)
6495W Lopinavir + Ritonavir, lopinavir 200 mg + ritonavir 50 mg tablet, 120 (Kaletra) (Private)
5789Q Lopinavir + Ritonavir, lopinavir 400 mg/5 mL + ritonavir 100 mg/5 mL oral liquid, 60 mL (Kaletra) (Public)
6341R Lopinavir + Ritonavir, lopinavir 400 mg/5 mL + ritonavir 100 mg/5 mL oral liquid, 60 mL (Kaletra) (Private)
9507J Nevirapine, nevirapine 10 mg/mL oral liquid, 240 mL (Viramune) (Public)
9571R Nevirapine, nevirapine 10 mg/mL oral liquid, 240 mL (Viramune) (Private)
9506H Nevirapine, nevirapine 200 mg tablet, 60 (Nevipin, Nevirapine Alphapharm, Nevirapine RBX, Viramune) (Public)
6215D Nevirapine, nevirapine 200 mg tablet, 60 (Nevipin, Nevirapine Alphapharm, Nevirapine RBX, Viramune) (Private)
1132N Nevirapine, nevirapine 400 mg tablet: modified release, 30 tablets (Viramune XR) (Public)
1129K Nevirapine, nevirapine 400 mg tablet: modified release, 30 tablets (Viramune XR) (Private)
9523F Raltegravir, raltegravir 400 mg tablet, 60 (Isentress) (Public)
9629T Raltegravir, raltegravir 400 mg tablet, 60 (Isentress) (Private)
1173R Rilpivirine, rilpivirine 25 mg tablet, 30 (Edurant) (Public)
1170N Rilpivirine, rilpivirine 25 mg tablet, 30 (Edurant) (Private)
9660K Ritonavir, ritonavir 100 mg tablet, 30 (Norvir) (Public)
9677H Ritonavir, ritonavir 100 mg tablet, 30 (Norvir) (Private)
9542F Ritonavir, ritonavir 600 mg/7.5 mL oral liquid, 90 mL (Norvir) (Public)
6494T Ritonavir, ritonavir 600 mg/7.5 mL oral liquid, 90 mL (Norvir) (Private)
9545J Saquinavir, saquinavir 500 mg tablet, 120 (Invirase) (Public)
6498B Saquinavir, saquinavir 500 mg tablet, 120 (Invirase) (Private)
9553T Stavudine, stavudine 20 mg capsule, 60 (Zerit) (Public)
6186N Stavudine, stavudine 20 mg capsule, 60 (Zerit) (Private)
9554W Stavudine, stavudine 30 mg capsule, 60 (Zerit) (Public)
6189R Stavudine, stavudine 30 mg capsule, 60 (Zerit) (Private)
9556Y Stavudine, stavudine 40 mg capsule, 60 (Zerit) (Public)
6190T Stavudine, stavudine 40 mg capsule, 60 (Zerit) (Private)
9563H Tenofovir, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg tablet, 30 (Viread) (Public)
6358P Tenofovir, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg tablet, 30 (Viread) (Private)
9564J Tenofovir + Emtricitabine, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg + emtricitabine 200 mg tablet, 30 (Truvada) (Public)
6468K Tenofovir + Emtricitabine, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg + emtricitabine 200 mg tablet, 30 (Truvada) (Private)
9565K Tenofovir + Emtricitabine + Efavirenz, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg + emtricitabine 200 mg + efavirenz 600 mg tablet, 30 (Atripla) (Public)
9650X Tenofovir + Emtricitabine + Efavirenz, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg + emtricitabine 200 mg + efavirenz 600 mg tablet, 30 (Atripla) (Private)
9651Y Zidovudine, zidovudine 100 mg capsule, 100 (Retrovir) (Public)
6153W Zidovudine, zidovudine 100 mg capsule, 100 (Retrovir) (Private)
9652B Zidovudine, zidovudine 250 mg capsule, 40 (Retrovir) (Public)
6154X Zidovudine, zidovudine 250 mg capsule, 40 (Retrovir) (Private)
9570Q Zidovudine, zidovudine 50 mg/5 mL oral liquid, 200 mL (Retrovir) (Public)
6155Y Zidovudine, zidovudine 50 mg/5 mL oral liquid, 200 mL (Retrovir) (Private)

Alterations to the restrictions for the following items relating to juvenile idiopathic arthritis are outlined below:

  • The addition of tocilizumab on the PBS for the treatment of this condition.
  • The treatment break for adults has also been amended from 12 months to 24 months.
  • For the adalimumab items, the Initial 3 restrictions (grandfather restrictions) have been removed for children as well as for adults.
9661L Adalimumab, adalimumab 20 mg/0.4 mL injection, 2 x 0.4 mL syringes (Humira) (Public)
9678J Adalimumab, adalimumab 20 mg/0.4 mL injection, 2 x 0.4 mL syringes (Humira) (Private)
9663N Adalimumab, adalimumab 40 mg/0.8 mL injection, 2 x 0.8 mL cartridges (Humira) (Public)
9680L Adalimumab, adalimumab 40 mg/0.8 mL injection, 2 x 0.8 mL cartridges (Humira) (Private)
9662M Adalimumab, adalimumab 40 mg/0.8 mL injection, 2 x 0.8 mL syringes (Humira) (Public)
9679K Adalimumab, adalimumab 40 mg/0.8 mL injection, 2 x 0.8 mL syringes (Humira) (Private)
5734T Etanercept, etanercept 25 mg injection [4 x 25 mg vials] (&) inert substance diluent [4 x 1 mL syringes], 1 pack (Enbrel) (Public)
6367D Etanercept, etanercept 25 mg injection [4 x 25 mg vials] (&) inert substance diluent [4 x 1 mL syringes], 1 pack (Enbrel) (Private)
5735W Etanercept, ETANERCEPT Injection 50 mg in 1 mL single use auto-injector, 4, 1 (Enbrel) (Public)
9641K Etanercept, ETANERCEPT Injection 50 mg in 1 mL single use auto-injector, 4, 1 (Enbrel) (Private)
5733R Etanercept, ETANERCEPT Injections 50 mg in 1 mL single use pre-filled syringes, 4, 1 (Enbrel) (Public)
9615C

Etanercept, ETANERCEPT Injections 50 mg in 1 mL single use pre-filled syringes, 4, 1 (Enbrel) (Private)

 

Section 100 – Efficient Funding of Chemotherapy

Addition – Item

10069Y Panitumumab, panitumumab 100 mg/5 mL injection, 1 x 5 mL vial (Vectibix)
10082P Panitumumab, panitumumab 100 mg/5 mL injection, 1 x 5 mL vial (Vectibix)

Deletion – Item

4360L Doxorubicin Hydrochloride-pegylated Liposomal, doxorubicin hydrochloride-pegylated liposomal 20 mg/10 mL injection, 1 x 10 mL vial  (Caelyx)
7228K Doxorubicin Hydrochloride-pegylated Liposomal, doxorubicin hydrochloride-pegylated liposomal 20 mg/10 mL injection, 1 x 10 mL vial  (Caelyx)
5986C Tropisetron, tropisetron 5 mg capsule, 2 (Navoban)

Deletion – Brand

5987D Navoban, NVTropisetron, tropisetron 5 mg/5 mL injection, 1 x 5 mL ampoule

Deletion – Note

4542C Oxaliplatin, oxaliplatin 50 mg injection, 1 x 50 mg vial
Oxaliplatin,  oxaliplatin 100 mg injection, 1 x 100 mg vial
Oxaliplatin,  oxaliplatin 50 mg/10 mL injection, 1 x 10 mL vial
Oxaliplatin,  oxaliplatin 100 mg/20 mL injection, 1 x 20 mL vial
Oxaliplatin,  oxaliplatin 200 mg/40 mL injection, 1 x 40 mL vial
7253R Oxaliplatin, oxaliplatin 50 mg injection, 1 x 50 mg vial
Oxaliplatin,  oxaliplatin 100 mg injection, 1 x 100 mg vial
Oxaliplatin,  oxaliplatin 50 mg/10 mL injection, 1 x 10 mL vial
Oxaliplatin,  oxaliplatin 100 mg/20 mL injection, 1 x 20 mL vial
Oxaliplatin,  oxaliplatin 200 mg/40 mL injection, 1 x 40 mL vial

Alteration – Brand Name

From:
7230M Lipodox, ZFDoxorubicin Hydrochloride-pegylated Liposomal, doxorubicin hydrochloride-pegylated liposomal 20 mg/10 mL injection, 1 x 10 mL vial
To:
7230M Liposomal Doxorubicin SUN, ZFDoxorubicin Hydrochloride-pegylated Liposomal, doxorubicin hydrochloride-pegylated liposomal 20 mg/10 mL injection, 1 x 10 mL vial
From:
4364Q Lipodox, ZFDoxorubicin Hydrochloride-pegylated Liposomal, doxorubicin hydrochloride-pegylated liposomal 20 mg/10 mL injection, 1 x 10 mL vial
To:
4364Q Liposomal Doxorubicin SUN, ZFDoxorubicin Hydrochloride-pegylated Liposomal, doxorubicin hydrochloride-pegylated liposomal 20 mg/10 mL injection, 1 x 10 mL vial
From:
7230M Lipodox 50, ZFDoxorubicin Hydrochloride-pegylated Liposomal, doxorubicin hydrochloride-pegylated liposomal 50 mg/25 mL injection, 1 x 25 mL vial
To:
7230M Liposomal Doxorubicin SUN, ZFDoxorubicin Hydrochloride-pegylated Liposomal, doxorubicin hydrochloride-pegylated liposomal 50 mg/25 mL injection, 1 x 25 mL vial
From:
4364Q Lipodox 50, ZFDoxorubicin Hydrochloride-pegylated Liposomal, doxorubicin hydrochloride-pegylated liposomal 50 mg/25 mL injection, 1 x 25 mL vial
To:
4364Q Liposomal Doxorubicin SUN, ZFDoxorubicin Hydrochloride-pegylated Liposomal, doxorubicin hydrochloride-pegylated liposomal 50 mg/25 mL injection, 1 x 25 mL vial

Alteration – Restriction

7273T Cetuximab, cetuximab 100 mg/20 mL injection, 1 x 20 mL vial, (Erbitux)
Cetuximab, cetuximab 500 mg/100 mL injection, 1 x 100 mL vial, (Erbitux)
4731B Cetuximab, cetuximab 100 mg/20 mL injection, 1 x 20 mL vial, (Erbitux)
Cetuximab, cetuximab 500 mg/100 mL injection, 1 x 100 mL vial, (Erbitux)
7242E Cetuximab, cetuximab 100 mg/20 mL injection, 1 x 20 mL vial, (Erbitux)
Cetuximab, cetuximab 500 mg/100 mL injection, 1 x 100 mL vial, (Erbitux)
4436L Cetuximab, cetuximab 100 mg/20 mL injection, 1 x 20 mL vial, (Erbitux)
Cetuximab, cetuximab 500 mg/100 mL injection, 1 x 100 mL vial, (Erbitux)

Alteration – Authority required (STREAMLINED) to Unrestricted

7249M Irinotecan, irinotecan hydrochloride trihydrate 40 mg/2 mL injection, 1 x 2 mL vial
Irinotecan, irinotecan hydrochloride trihydrate 100 mg/5 mL injection, 1 x 5 mL vial
Irinotecan, irinotecan hydrochloride trihydrate 300 mg/15 mL injection, 1 x 15 mL vial
Irinotecan, irinotecan hydrochloride trihydrate 500 mg/25 mL injection, 1 x 25 mL vial
4451G Irinotecan, irinotecan hydrochloride trihydrate 40 mg/2 mL injection, 1 x 2 mL vial
Irinotecan, irinotecan hydrochloride trihydrate 100 mg/5 mL injection, 1 x 5 mL vial
Irinotecan, irinotecan hydrochloride trihydrate 300 mg/15 mL injection, 1 x 15 mL vial
Irinotecan, irinotecan hydrochloride trihydrate 500 mg/25 mL injection, 1 x 25 mL vial
4542C Oxaliplatin, oxaliplatin 50 mg injection, 1 x 50 mg vial
Oxaliplatin, oxaliplatin 100 mg injection, 1 x 100 mg vial
Oxaliplatin, oxaliplatin 50 mg/10 mL injection, 1 x 10 mL vial
Oxaliplatin, oxaliplatin 100 mg/20 mL injection, 1 x 20 mL vial
Oxaliplatin, oxaliplatin 200 mg/40 mL injection, 1 x 40 mL vial
 7253R Oxaliplatin, oxaliplatin 50 mg injection, 1 x 50 mg vial
Oxaliplatin, oxaliplatin 100 mg injection, 1 x 100 mg vial
Oxaliplatin, oxaliplatin 50 mg/10 mL injection, 1 x 10 mL vial
Oxaliplatin, oxaliplatin 100 mg/20 mL injection, 1 x 20 mL vial
Oxaliplatin, oxaliplatin 200 mg/40 mL injection, 1 x 40 mL vial

Advance Notices – Deletion of Brand

The following items will be deleted from the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits on 1 May 2014:

5581R AS-Docetaxel, AFDocetaxel, docetaxel 80 mg/2 mL injection, vial [1 x 2 mL vial] (&) inert substance diluent [1 vial], 1 pack
7281F AS-Docetaxel, AFDocetaxel, docetaxel 80 mg/2 mL injection, vial [1 x 2 mL vial] (&) inert substance diluent [1 vial], 1 pack
5582T AS-Docetaxel, AFDocetaxel, docetaxel 80 mg/2 mL injection, vial [1 x 2 mL vial] (&) inert substance diluent [1 vial], 1 pack
7282G AS-Docetaxel, AFDocetaxel, docetaxel 80 mg/2 mL injection, vial [1 x 2 mL vial] (&) inert substance diluent [1 vial], 1 pack
5583W AS-Docetaxel, AFDocetaxel, docetaxel 80 mg/2 mL injection, vial [1 x 2 mL vial] (&) inert substance diluent [1 vial], 1 pack
7283H AS-Docetaxel, AFDocetaxel, docetaxel 80 mg/2 mL injection, vial [1 x 2 mL vial] (&) inert substance diluent [1 vial], 1 pack
5584X AS-Docetaxel, AFDocetaxel, docetaxel 80 mg/2 mL injection, vial [1 x 2 mL vial] (&) inert substance diluent [1 vial], 1 pack
7284J AS-Docetaxel, AFDocetaxel, docetaxel 80 mg/2 mL injection, vial [1 x 2 mL vial] (&) inert substance diluent [1 vial], 1 pack
5585Y AS-Docetaxel, AFDocetaxel, docetaxel 80 mg/2 mL injection, vial [1 x 2 mL vial] (&) inert substance diluent [1 vial], 1 pack
7285K AS-Docetaxel, AFDocetaxel, docetaxel 80 mg/2 mL injection, vial [1 x 2 mL vial] (&) inert substance diluent [1 vial], 1 pack