These top-10 drugs are about to become cheaper

More than 2000 medicines will reduce in price from October, some by as much as $20 per script, according to the Department of Health.

Here’s a snapshot of percentage reductions for the 10 most prescribed PBS medicines for non-concessional patients.

  1. Irbesartan with hydrochlorothiazide, down 20%;
  2. Rosuvastatin 40mg (as calcium), down 14%;
  3. Atorvastatin tablet 80mg, down 13%;
  4. Telmisartan tablet 80mg, down 13%;
  5. Telmisartan with hydrochlorothiazide, down 12%;
  6. Irbesartan tablet 300mg, down 11%;
  7. Venlafaxine