Active ingredient prescribing - all you need to knowThis document is available in English as well as in languages other than English. Links to the English and multilingual resources can be accessed further below. To download information click on the selected language. This will take you directly to the resource. The information in brackets gives the format and file size if known. Note that some PDFs can be quite large and may take several minutes to download.
Title: Active ingredient prescribing - all you need to know (PDF file) (Links to English resource)
Summary: The way medicine information looks on your prescription from your doctor is changing. The change is part of an Australian Government initiative, and means most Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and Repatriation PBS (RPBS) prescription medicines will be prescribed by their active ingredient rather than their brand name.
Organisation: NPS MedicineWise (former National Prescribing Service)
Publishing date: May 2021
Last reviewed: May 2021
Target audience: General
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