PBS/RPBS Restricted Benefit Medications

 

The PBS/RPBS Restricted Benefit window allows you to prescribe a restricted benefit medication as a private medication. This window acts as a warning to the practitioner that they are re-prescribing a restricted medication.

 

PBS/RPBS Codes

PBS

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme unrestricted benefit

RB

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme restricted benefit

AUTH

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Authority required

sAUTH

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Streamlined Authority required

Sect. 100

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Section 100 item

RPBS RB

Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme restricted benefit

RPBS AUTH

Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Authority required

$-Rx

Private prescription

$-OTC

Product available without prescription

$-HOSP

Available only through hospital pharmacies

Medicare

Item payable as a Medicare benefit

SAS

Special Access Scheme item

Unregis'd

Product not registered with TGA