Prescription Shopping Alert Service (PSAS)

Each month the Prescription Shopping Alert Service (PSAS) assesses patients who meet the Prescription Shopping Program (PSP) criteria.

We access patients to identify if they may be getting more PBS medicines than they need. We may write to you to let you know.

Target medicines for the PSP

When the PSAS assesses high risk patients it refers to both the:

Target medicines used for the PSP:


acamprosate
alprazolam
amitriptyline
asenapine
atomoxetine
bromazepam
buprenorphine
buprenorphine + naloxone
bupropion
citalopram
clonazepam
clozapine
codeine
desvenlafaxine


dexamfetamine
diazepam
dothiepin
doxepin
duloxetine
escitalopram
fentanyl
flunitrazepam
fluoxetine
fluvoxamine
gabapentin
hydromorphone
lisdexamfetamine
lithium carbonate


methadone
methylphenidate
mianserin
midazolam
mirtazapine
modafinil
morphine
naltrexone
nicotine
nitrazepam
olanzapine
oxazepam
oxycodone
oxycodone + naloxone


paracetamol + codeine
paroxetine
phenobarbitone
pregabalin
quetiapine
reboxetine
sertraline
tapentadol
temazepam
tramadol
varenicline
venlafaxine
zopiclone

Page last updated: 10 December 2021