Leukaemia - acute myeloid leukaemia
The PBS subsidises midostaurin for patients with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).
The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) subsidises treatment with midostaurin under the National Health Act 1953, section 100 for patients with AML.
Patients must be eligible for the PBS and meet the relevant restriction criteria.
The Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits on the PBS website outlines the restrictions for prescribing midostaurin.
Section 100 arrangements
This item is only PBS subsidised for day admitted patients, non-admitted patients, or patients on discharge attending either:
- an approved private hospital
- a public participating hospital
- a public hospital.
This item isn't PBS subsidised for hospital in-patients. You must include the hospital name and provider number on the authority application form.
Applying for induction and consolidation treatment
Apply for induction and consolidation treatment with PBS subsidised midostaurin for AML either:
- in real time using the Online PBS Authorities system
- by calling the PBS Complex Drugs Programs enquiry line.
Applying for initial maintenance treatment
Apply for initial maintenance authority approval to prescribe PBS subsidised midostaurin to treat AML in writing by either:
All applications must include the completed:
- authority prescription form or forms
- acute myeloid leukaemia - initial maintenance authority application form.
Applying for continuing maintenance treatment
Apply for continuing maintenance authority approval to prescribe PBS subsidised midostaurin to treat AML by either:
Call the PBS Complex Drugs Programs enquiry line for further information.
Page last updated: 1 June 2021
This information was printed 10 September 2021 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/organisations/health-professionals/services/medicare/written-authority-required-drugs/drug-program-or-condition/leukaemia-acute-myeloid-leukaemia. It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.