PBS Price Disclosure changes in force tomorrow

PBS pricing reforms required by last year’s Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement come into force tomorrow April 1st.

 The main changes are:

  • F1 brand medicine prices are reduced by up to 5%;
  • There will be large price reductions on combination medicines;
  • Originator brands that have been F2 for over three years are excluded from weighted price calculations. This is likely to put further downward pressure on off-patent medicine pricing;
  • The Administration, Handling and Infrastructure (AHI) fee means pharmacies will continue to