Australian Pharmaceuticals Benefit Scheme overview
Through the Pharmaceuticals Benefit Scheme (PBS), the Australian
government subsidises the cost of listed prescription medicine,
making it more affordable for all Australians.
Approximately 80% of prescriptions are subsidised by the
A PBS prescriber number is required to prescribe medicine under
the PBS. It is administered by Medicare.
The prescriber number uniquely identifies authorised prescribers
and remains the same throughout a prescriber's career. It is not
linked to a specific location like a Medicare provider number.
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New Zealand Pharmaceutical Management Agency
Zealand Pharmaceutical Management Agency (PHARMAC) is the
government agency that decides which pharmaceuticals to publicly
fund in New Zealand. Funding decisions are listed in the