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Additions

Addition – Item

10147C Glucose Indicator Blood, glucose indicator blood strip: diagnostic, 50 (EasyMate II)
10139P Glucose Indicator Blood, glucose indicator blood strip: diagnostic, 50 (EasyMate II)
10145Y Glucose Indicator Blood, glucose indicator blood strip: diagnostic, 100 (EasyMate II)
10141R Glucose Indicator Blood, glucose indicator blood strip: diagnostic, 100 (EasyMate II)
10146B Oestradiol (&) Oestradiol + Dydrogesterone, oestradiol 1 mg tablet [14] (&) oestradiol 1 mg + dydrogesterone 10 mg tablet [14], 28 (Femoston 1/10)
10142T Oestradiol + Dydrogesterone, oestradiol 1 mg + dydrogesterone 5 mg tablet, 28 (Femoston-Conti)
10143W Salbutamol, salbutamol 200 microgram inhalation: powder for, 128 capsules (Ventolin Rotacaps)

Addition – Brand

9012H Alendronate plus D3-DRLA, RZAlendronate + Colecalciferol, alendronate 70 mg + colecalciferol 70 microgram tablet, 4
9012H FonatPlus, AFAlendronate + Colecalciferol, alendronate 70 mg + colecalciferol 70 microgram tablet, 4
2687K Imazam, ERAzathioprine, azathioprine 50 mg tablet, 100
8361C Xelabine, QACapecitabine, capecitabine 150 mg tablet, 60
8362D Xelabine, QACapecitabine, capecitabine 500 mg tablet, 120
2711Q Doxycycline AN, EA – Doxycycline, doxycycline 50 mg tablet, 25
3321T Doxycycline AN, EADoxycycline, doxycycline 100 mg tablet, 7
2709N Doxycycline AN, EADoxycycline, doxycycline 100 mg tablet, 7
2714W Doxycycline AN, EADoxycycline, doxycycline 100 mg tablet, 7
9155W Pharmacor Duloxetine 30, CRDuloxetine, duloxetine 30 mg capsule: enteric, 28
9156X Pharmacor Duloxetine 60, CRDuloxetine, duloxetine 60 mg capsule: enteric, 28
8700X Cilopam-S, EREscitalopram, escitalopram 10 mg tablet, 28
8886Q Esomeprazole GxP, AFEsomeprazole, esomeprazole 20 mg tablet: enteric, 30 tablets
8600P Esomeprazole GxP, AFEsomeprazole, esomeprazole 20 mg tablet: enteric, 30 tablets
8601Q Esomeprazole GxP, AFEsomeprazole, esomeprazole 40 mg tablet: enteric, 30 tablets
3401B Esomeprazole GxP, AFEsomeprazole, esomeprazole 40 mg tablet: enteric, 30 tablets
2848X Lamotrigine AN, EA – Lamotrigine, lamotrigine 25 mg tablet, 56
2849Y Lamotrigine AN, EA – Lamotrigine, lamotrigine 50 mg tablet, 56
2850B Lamotrigine AN, EALamotrigine, lamotrigine 100 mg tablet, 56
2851C Lamotrigine AN, EALamotrigine, lamotrigine 200 mg tablet, 56
8612G Macrovic, QAMacrogol-3350 + Sodium Chloride + Potassium Chloride + Bicarbonate, macrogol-3350 13.12 g + sodium chloride 350.7 mg + potassium chloride 46.6 mg (0.63 mmol potassium) + sodium bicarbonate 178.5 mg solution, 30 sachets
5390Q Macrovic, QAMacrogol-3350 + Sodium Chloride + Potassium Chloride + Bicarbonate, macrogol-3350 13.12 g + sodium chloride 350.7 mg + potassium chloride 46.6 mg (0.63 mmol potassium) + sodium bicarbonate 178.5 mg solution, 30 sachets (Palliative Care)
5389P Macrovic, QAMacrogol-3350 + Sodium Chloride + Potassium Chloride + Bicarbonate, macrogol-3350 13.12 g + sodium chloride 350.7 mg + potassium chloride 46.6 mg (0.63 mmol potassium) + sodium bicarbonate 178.5 mg solution, 30 sachets (Palliative Care)
2492E Memantine generichealth, GQMemantine, memantine hydrochloride 10 mg tablet, 56
1956Y Memantine generichealth, GQMemantine, memantine hydrochloride 10 mg tablet, 56
9306T Memantine generichealth, GQMemantine, memantine hydrochloride 20 mg tablet, 28
2513G Memantine generichealth, GQMemantine, memantine hydrochloride 20 mg tablet, 28
8399C Sozol, QAPantoprazole, pantoprazole 20 mg tablet: enteric, 30 tablets
9151P Pramipexole AN, EAPramipexole, pramipexole hydrochloride monohydrate 125 microgram tablet, 30
9152Q Pramipexole AN, EAPramipexole, pramipexole hydrochloride monohydrate 250 microgram tablet, 100
9153R Pramipexole AN, EA – Pramipexole, pramipexole hydrochloride monohydrate 1 mg tablet, 100
8456C Kaptan, ER – Quetiapine, quetiapine 25 mg tablet, 60
8457D Kaptan, ERQuetiapine, quetiapine 100 mg tablet, 90
8458E Kaptan, ERQuetiapine, quetiapine 200 mg tablet, 60
8580N Kaptan, ERQuetiapine, quetiapine 300 mg tablet, 60
8664B Pharmacor Riluzole, CRRiluzole, riluzole 50 mg tablet, 56
3496B Salbutamol Actavis, UASalbutamol, salbutamol 2.5 mg/2.5 mL inhalation: solution, 30 x 2.5 mL ampoules (Prescriber Bag)
2000G Salbutamol Actavis, UASalbutamol, salbutamol 2.5 mg/2.5 mL inhalation: solution, 30 x 2.5 mL ampoules
3497C Salbutamol Actavis, UASalbutamol, salbutamol 5 mg/2.5 mL inhalation: solution, 30 x 2.5 mL ampoules (Prescriber Bag)
2001H Salbutamol Actavis, UASalbutamol, salbutamol 5 mg/2.5 mL inhalation: solution, 30 x 2.5 mL ampoules
8355R Telmisartan RBX, RATelmisartan, telmisartan 40 mg tablet, 28
8356T Telmisartan RBX, RATelmisartan, telmisartan 80 mg tablet, 28
8523N Tramadol AN SR, EATramadol, tramadol hydrochloride 100 mg tablet: modified release, 20 tablets
8524P Tramadol AN SR, EATramadol, tramadol hydrochloride 150 mg tablet: modified release, 20 tablets
8525Q Tramadol AN SR, EATramadol, tramadol hydrochloride 200 mg tablet: modified release, 20 tablets

Addition – Equivalence Indicator

9012H Fosamax Plus, MKAlendronate + Colecalciferol, alendronate 70 mg + colecalciferol 70 microgram tablet, 4

 

Deletions

Deletion – Item

8090T Alendronate, alendronate 40 mg tablet, 30 (Fosamax 40 mg)
1755J Carbamazepine, carbamazepine 100 mg tablet, 200 (Carbamazepine Sandoz)
1708X Carbamazepine, carbamazepine 100 mg tablet, 200 (Carbamazepine Sandoz)
5559N Polyethylene Glycol-400, polyethylene glycol-400 0.25% eye drops, 15 mL (Blink Intensive Tears)
9491M Polyethylene Glycol-400, polyethylene glycol-400 0.25% eye drops, 15 mL (Blink Intensive Tears)
9492N Polyethylene Glycol-400, polyethylene glycol-400 0.25% eye drops, 15 mL (Blink Intensive Tears)
5560P Polyethylene Glycol-400, polyethylene glycol-400 0.25% eye drops, 20 x 0.4 mL unit doses (Blink Intensive Tears)
9493P Polyethylene Glycol-400, polyethylene glycol-400 0.25% eye drops, 20 x 0.4 mL unit doses (Blink Intensive Tears)
1099W Salbutamol, salbutamol 200 microgram inhalation: powder for, 100 capsules (Ventolin Rotacaps)

Deletion – Brand

2132F Ralozam, GNAlprazolam, alprazolam 1 mg tablet, 50
8118G Ralozam, GNAlprazolam, alprazolam 2 mg tablet, 50
2751T Amlodipine-GA, UAAmlodipine, amlodipine 5 mg tablet, 30
2752W Amlodipine-GA, UAAmlodipine, amlodipine 10 mg tablet, 30
5040G Carbamazepine Sandoz, SZCarbamazepine, carbamazepine 200 mg tablet, 200
2419H Carbamazepine Sandoz, SZCarbamazepine, carbamazepine 200 mg tablet, 200
1785Y Ceftriaxone ICP, PPCeftriaxone, ceftriaxone 2 g injection, 1 x 2 g vial
8400D Fosinopril/HCTZ-GA 10/12.5, GNFosinopril + Hydrochlorothiazide, fosinopril sodium 10 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet, 30
8401E Fosinopril/HCTZ-GA 20/12.5, GNFosinopril + Hydrochlorothiazide, fosinopril sodium 20 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet, 30
1628Q Tolvon, MKMianserin, mianserin hydrochloride 20 mg tablet, 50
8513C Mirtazapine-DP, UAMirtazapine, mirtazapine 30 mg tablet, 30
8507R Rabzole, JSRabeprazole, rabeprazole sodium 10 mg tablet: enteric, 28
8509W Rabzole, JSRabeprazole, rabeprazole sodium 20 mg tablet: enteric, 30
8508T Rabzole, JSRabeprazole, rabeprazole sodium 20 mg tablet: enteric, 30
3495Y Airomir, IASalbutamol, salbutamol 100 microgram/actuation inhalation: pressurised, 200 (Prescriber Bag)
8288F Airomir, IASalbutamol, salbutamol 100 microgram/actuation inhalation: pressurised, 200
2285G Terbinafine-GA, UATerbinafine, terbinafine 250 mg tablet, 42
2804N Terbinafine-GA, UATerbinafine, terbinafine 250 mg tablet, 42
8163P Topiramate-GA, GNTopiramate, topiramate 25 mg tablet, 60
8164Q Topiramate-GA, GNTopiramate, topiramate 50 mg tablet, 60
8165R Topiramate-GA, GNTopiramate, topiramate 100 mg tablet, 60
8166T Topiramate-GA, GNTopiramate, topiramate 200 mg tablet, 60

Deletion – Equivalence Indicator

1628Q Lumin 20, AF – Mianserin, mianserin hydrochloride 20 mg tablet, 50

Deletion – Note 

5039F Carbamazepine, CARBAMAZEPINE Tablet 100 mg, 100 (Carbamazepine Sandoz, Tegretol 100)
2422L Carbamazepine, CARBAMAZEPINE Tablet 100 mg, 100 (Carbamazepine Sandoz, Tegretol 100)

 

Alterations

Alteration – Item Description

From:
10124W Aclidinium, aclidinium bromide 400 microgram/actuation inhalation: powder for, 60 actuations (Bretaris Genuair)
To:
10124W Aclidinium, aclidinium 322 microgram/actuation inhalation: powder for, 60 actuations (Bretaris Genuair)

Alteration – Authorised Prescriber

From: To:
3036T Strontium, strontium ranelate 2 g granules, 28 x 2 g sachets (Protos 2 g) MP,NP MP

Alteration - Authority required (STREAMLINED) to Authority Required

3036T Strontium, strontium ranelate 2 g granules, 28 x 2 g sachets (Protos 2 g)

Alteration – Restriction

5039F Carbamazepine, CARBAMAZEPINE Tablet 100 mg, 100 (Carbamazepine Sandoz, Tegretol 100)
2422L Carbamazepine, CARBAMAZEPINE Tablet 100 mg, 100 (Carbamazepine Sandoz, Tegretol 100)
3036T Strontium, strontium ranelate 2 g granules, 28 x 2 g sachets (Protos 2 g)
5469W Varenicline, varenicline 1 mg tablet, 56 (Champix)
9129L Varenicline, varenicline 1 mg tablet, 56 (Champix)
9128K Varenicline, varenicline 500 microgram tablet [11 tablets] (&) varenicline 1 mg tablet [42 tablets], 53 (Champix)

Alteration – Manufacturer's Code

From: To:
2019G Novatin, TXAcitretin, acitretin 10 mg capsule, 100  IA TX 
2020H Novatin, TXAcitretin, acitretin 25 mg capsule, 100  IA TX 
8054X Advantan, BNMethylprednisolone, methylprednisolone aceponate 0.1% (1 mg/g) cream, 15 g  CS BN 
8618N Advantan, BNMethylprednisolone, methylprednisolone aceponate 0.1% (1 mg/g) lotion, 20 g  CS BN
8128T Advantan, BNMethylprednisolone, methylprednisolone aceponate 0.1% (1 mg/g) ointment, 15 g  CS BN
8055Y Advantan, BNMethylprednisolone, methylprednisolone aceponate 0.1% (1 mg/g) ointment, 15 g  CS BN
1900B Aurorix, HMMoclobemide, moclobemide 150 mg tablet, 60  VP HM
8003F Aurorix 300 mg, HMMoclobemide, moclobemide 300 mg tablet, 60  VP HM 
8830R Testogel, HBTestosterone, testosterone 1% (50 mg/5 g) gel, 30 x 5 g sachets  BN HB 

 

Advance Notices

Advance Notices – Deletion of Item

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

2776D Ethinyloestradiol + Norethisterone, ethinyloestradiol 35 microgram + norethisterone 500 microgram tablet [48] (&) ethinyloestradiol 35 microgram + norethisterone 1 mg tablet [36] (&) inert substance tablet [28], 112 [4 x 28] (Improvil 28 Day)

The following items will be deleted from the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits on 1 January 2015:

2260Y Sodium Chloride, sodium chloride 3% (30 g/1000 mL) injection, 1 x 1000 mL bag (Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd)
5213J Sodium Chloride, sodium chloride 3% (30 g/1000 mL) injection, 1 x 1000 mL bag (Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd)
2278X Sodium Chloride + Glucose, sodium chloride 0.45% (2.25 g/500 mL) + glucose 2.5% (12.5 g/500 mL) injection, 1 x 500 mL bag (Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd)
5216M Sodium Chloride + Glucose, sodium chloride 0.45% (2.25 g/500 mL) + glucose 2.5% (12.5 g/500 mL) injection, 1 x 500 mL bag (Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd)
2279Y Sodium Chloride + Glucose, sodium chloride 0.225% (1.125 g/500 mL) + glucose 3.75% (18.75 g/500 mL) injection, 1 x 500 mL bag (Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd)
5215L Sodium Chloride + Glucose, sodium chloride 0.225% (1.125 g/500 mL) + glucose 3.75% (18.75 g/500 mL) injection, 1 x 500 mL bag (Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd)
2266G Sodium Chloride + Potassium Chloride + Calcium Chloride Dihydrate, sodium chloride 8.6 g/1000 mL + potassium chloride 300 mg/1000 mL + calcium chloride dihydrate 330 mg/1000 mL injection, 1 x 1000 mL bag(Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd)

Advance Notices – Deletion of Brand

The following brand will be deleted from the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits on 1 November 2014:

8101J Extavia, NVInterferon Beta-1b, interferon beta-1b 8 million international units (250 microgram) injection [15 x 250 microgram vials] (&) inert substance diluent [15 x 1.2 mL syringes], 1 pack

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

1370D Renitec M, MK – Enalapril, enalapril maleate 5 mg tablet, 30
2013Y Zocor, MK – Simvastatin, simvastatin 5 mg tablet, 30

 

 

Section 100 – Highly Specialised Drugs Program

Advance Notices – Deletion of Item

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

9745X Omalizumab, omalizumab 150 mg injection [1 x 150 mg vial] (&) inert substance diluent [1 x 1.2 mL ampoule], 1 pack (Xolair) (Public)
9746Y Omalizumab, omalizumab 150 mg injection [1 x 150 mg vial] (&) inert substance diluent [1 x 1.2 mL ampoule], 1 pack (Xolair) (Private)

 

Section 100 – Efficient Funding of Chemotherapy

Addition – Item

10140Q Eribulin, eribulin mesilate 1 mg/2 mL injection, 1 x 2 mL vial (Halaven)
10144X Eribulin, eribulin mesilate 1 mg/2 mL injection, 1 x 2 mL vial (Halaven)

  

Repatriation Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits (RPBS)

There are no changes to the RPBS Schedule this month.