Millions more patients can receive COVID-19 antivirals from today

The PBAC has agreed to a Federal Government request to expand eligibility

GPs can now prescribe COVID-19 antivirals on the PBS to any patient aged 70 or older with a positive test regardless of whether they have risk factors or symptoms.   

Minister for Health Mark Butler
Minister for Health Mark Butler.

The Federal Government expanded PBS access to nirmatrelvir/ritonavir (Paxlovid) and molnupiravir (Lagevrio) to “millions more” Australians