17 over-the-counter medicines to be removed from PBS

SEVENTEEN common OTC medicines including paracetamol and aspirin will be removed from the PBS from 1 January, says Health Minister Sussan Ley.

Ms Ley has cited a need to address “inconsistencies” in the PBS legislation for the changes passed in the Senate earlier this year, after advice and consultation with the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC).

She says the move would