The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) subsidises treatment with brentuximab vedotin under the National Health Act 1953, section 100 for patients with CTCL and PTCL.
The PBS subsidises treatment with vorinostat under the National Health Act 1953 section 85 for patients with CTCL.
Patients must be eligible for the PBS and meet the relevant restriction criteria.
The Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits on the PBS website outlines restrictions for prescribing brentuximab vedotin or vorinostat.
Section 100 arrangements
This item is only PBS-subsidised for non-admitted patients, day admitted patients, or patients on discharge who are attending:
- an approved private hospital
- a public participating hospital.
This item isn’t PBS-subsidised for public hospital in-patients.
Applying for initial treatment
Applications for initial authority approval to prescribe PBS-subsidised brentuximab vedotin or vorinostat to treat CTCL or PTCL can be made either in:
- real time using the Online PBS Authority system
- writing and use HPOS Form upload
- writing and mail to PBS Complex Drugs Programs.
All written applications must include the completed:
- authority prescription form or forms
- relevant initial authority application form
- relevant attachments.
Select the authority application form relevant to the condition treated and the medication being prescribed:
- cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) - brentuximab vedotin - initial authority application form
- cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) - vorinostat - initial authority application form
- peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) - brentuximab vedotin - initial authority application form.
Applying for continuing treatment
Applications for continuing authority approval to prescribe PBS-subsidised brentuximab vedotin or vorinostat to treat CTCL or PTCL can be made either:
- in real time using the Online PBS Authorities system
- by calling the PBS Complex Drug Programs enquiry line.
Call the PBS Complex Drugs Programs enquiry line for more information.