GPs may have to manually enter some script details for COVID-19 antivirals until 1 August

PBS prescribing software will not be updated with the expanded criteria until the start of next month
Professor Michael Kidd
Professor Michael Kidd.

Update: This article has been corrected to make clear doctors will not have to handwrite the script for the patient.

GPs who prescribe COVID-19 antivirals under the revamped PBS criteria may need to manually enter the correct streamline authority codes into their scripts until 1 August, says Professor Michael Kidd.