Here's what you need to know about prescribing the new hep C drugs

ALL GPs will be able to prescribe the new generation hepatitis C direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) - due on the PBS in 19 days’ time - but only in consultation with specialists, new guidelines published by the Department of Health confirm.

After a period of uncertainty about prescribing rules, PBS listings for the new drugs popped up online yesterday, along with an FAQ.

These are the key things to know:

  1. The drugs are available for all adults with chronic hepatitis C infection but not for those under 18.
  2. GPs, including those with S100 training, may treat patients only in