Written Authority Required Drugs
Some Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) subsidised medicines need written authority approval from us before you can prescribe them.
Some PBS medicines need written authority approval due to their clinical use or other special features.
This includes a number of Complex Authority Required (CAR) drugs.
These medicines won’t be PBS subsidised without authority approval, and we can’t grant retrospective approval.
Page last updated: 22 February 2019
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