Drug Tariff

Page last updated: 1 August 2017

Drug Tariff 2017
Drug Standard  Recovery   Prices
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Acacia Mucilage (by weight) APF 15 0.02 0.12 0.96 8.49
Acacia, powdered BP 0.03 0.22 1.79 15.91
Acetic Acid (6 per cent) BP 0.01 0.02 0.15 1.31
Acetic Acid (33 per cent) BP 0.01 0.06 0.46 4.07
Acetone (use as additive only) BP 0.03 0.20 1.63 14.50
Alum BP 0.01 0.07 0.59 5.25
Aluminium Acetate Solution BP 0.02 0.17 1.38 12.27
Anise Water Concentrated 1 in 40 BP 0.01 0.07 0.57 5.03
Aqueous Cream (for use only as a base combined with active ingredients) APF 0.01 0.03 0.24 2.10
Ascorbic Acid (for use only as an ingredient of ferrous sulfate mixtures) BP 0.37 2.99 23.94 212.76
Aspirin BP 0.14 1.15 9.22 81.94
Belladonna Tincture BP 0.10 0.81 6.44 57.28
Benzocaine BP 0.12 0.97 7.76 68.94
Benzoic Acid BP 0.06 0.48 3.80 33.80
Benzoic Acid Compound Ointment APF 0.02 0.16 1.26 11.22
Benzoic Acid Solution BP 0.02 0.14 1.09 9.73
Benzoin Compound Tincture BP 0.05 0.43 3.47 30.81
Boric Acid (use as additive only) BP 0.02 0.19 1.55 13.79
Boric Acid, Olive Oil and Zinc Oxide Ointment QHF 0.02 0.14 1.09 9.67
Calcium Hydroxide BP 0.10 0.83 6.64 59.00
Calcium Hydroxide Solution BP 0.01 0.02 0.17 1.52
Castor Oil (use as additive only) BP 0.02 0.18 1.41 12.50
Cetomacrogol Aqueous Cream (for use only as a base combined with active ingredients) APF 0.01 0.04 0.28 2.48
Cetrimide Aqueous Cream (for use only as a base combined with active ingredients) APF 0.02 0.17 1.37 12.21
Chlorhexidine Acetate   (use as additive only) BP 0.63 5.03 40.21 357.42
Chlorhexidine Aqueous Cream (for use only as a base combined with active ingredients) APF 0.03 0.24 1.95 17.36
Chloroform   (use as additive only) BP 0.09 0.72 5.77 51.29
Chloroform Spirit BP 0.01 0.08 0.67 5.94
Chloroform Water Concentrated 1 in 40 APF 15 0.01 0.11 0.84 7.45
Citric Acid Monohydrate BP 0.04 0.29 2.28 20.25
Coal Tar BP 0.28 2.21 17.70 157.34
Coal Tar Solution BP 0.02 0.16 1.25 11.15
Cocaine Hydrochloride BP 5.41 43.26 346.09 3076.38
Coconut Oil BP 0.01 0.05 0.42 3.73
Codeine Linctus APF 0.01 0.10 0.79 7.03
Codeine Phosphate (may only be prescribed in linctuses, mixtures or mixtures for children) BP 3.82 30.58 244.67 2174.84
Collodion Flexible BP 0.19 1.55 12.37 109.92
Dithranol BP 4.31 34.48 275.84 2451.94
Emulsifying Ointment (for use only as a base combined with active ingredients) BP 0.01 0.09 0.71 6.27
Ephedrine Hydrochloride (may only be prescribed in nasal instillations) BP 2.05 16.43 131.45 1168.43
Ethanol (90 per cent) (use as additive only) BP 0.01 0.04 0.28 2.45
Ethanol (96 per cent) (use as additive only) BP 0.01 0.04 0.35 3.10
Ether Solvent (use as additive only) BP 0.25 1.97 15.73 139.82
Eucalyptus Oil (use as additive only) BP 0.02 0.18 1.42 12.64
Ferrous Sulfate BP 0.04 0.29 2.32 20.59
Formaldehyde Solution BP 0.07 0.53 4.26 37.86
Gentian Alkaline Mixture APF 0.01 0.09 0.68 6.00
Glycerol BP 0.02 0.12 0.98 8.73
Honey Purified (use as additive only) BP 1993 0.01 0.03 0.27 2.44
Hydroxybenzoate Compound Solution APF 0.07 0.59 4.73 42.08
Iodine BP 0.37 2.98 23.85 211.97
Iodine Alcoholic Solution BP 0.04 0.28 2.26 20.11
Iodine Aqueous Oral Solution BP 0.03 0.26 2.11 18.72
Kaolin Mixture BPC 1968 0.03 0.21 1.71 15.19
Kaolin and Opium Mixture APF 14 0.01 0.10 0.82 7.27
Lactic Acid BP 0.36 2.87 22.94 203.95
Lavender Spike Oil BPC 1968 0.13 1.04 8.32 73.91
Liquorice Liquid Extract BP 0.03 0.23 1.84 16.37
Magnesium Carbonate Light BP 0.05 0.37 2.92 25.99
Magnesium Sulfate (may only be prescribed for other than oral use) BP 0.01 0.03 0.24 2.10
Magnesium Trisilicate BP 0.05 0.36 2.91 25.82
Menthol, Racemic or Levomenthol BP 0.25 2.02 16.19 143.87
Methyl Hydroxybenzoate BP 0.41 3.28 26.22 233.03
Methyl Hydroxybenzoate Solution APF 0.04 0.35 2.80 24.87
Methylated Industrial Spirit  (use as additive only) BP 0.01 0.01 0.08 0.73
Olive Oil  (use as additive only) BP 0.02 0.14 1.08 9.62
Paraffin Hard BP 0.05 0.41 3.29 29.28
Paraffin Liquid  (use as additive only) BP 0.01 0.06 0.51 4.56
Paraffin Light Liquid BP 0.02 0.17 1.39 12.32
Paraffin Soft White BP 0.01 0.05 0.42 3.71
Paraffin Soft Yellow BP 0.01 0.05 0.42 3.75
Peppermint Oil (use as additive only) BP 0.07 0.57 4.55 40.44
Peppermint Water Concentrated 1 in 40   (use as additive only) APF 16 0.04 0.34 2.72 24.17
Phenobarbitone Sodium (may only be prescribed for the treatment of epilepsy) BP 9.37 74.92 599.36 5327.61
Phenol Liquefied (not available for ear drops) BP 0.13 1.02 8.17 72.64
Podophyllum Resin BP 3.78 30.25 242.03 2151.34
Potassium Citrate BP 0.02 0.19 1.53 13.64
Potassium Iodide BP 0.14 1.11 8.88 78.94
Potassium Permanganate BP 0.04 0.31 2.44 21.65
Propyl Hydroxybenzoate BP 0.42 3.35 26.78 238.01
Propylene Glycol BP 0.02 0.12 0.95 8.48
Red Syrup APF 15 0.02 0.13 1.04 9.23
Resorcinol BP 0.42 3.32 26.54 235.88
Salicylic Acid BP 0.05 0.40 3.18 28.25
Salicylic Acid Ointment APF 0.02 0.17 1.38 12.23
Salicylic Acid Ointment BP 0.02 0.17 1.38 12.23
Simple Ointment (white)  (for use only as a base combined with active ingredients)  BP 0.02 0.14 1.11 9.88
Simple Ointment (yellow)  (for use only as a base combined with active ingredients)  BP 0.02 0.14 1.11 9.88
Sodium Bicarbonate BP 0.04 0.28 2.24 19.91
Sodium Chloride BP 0.02 0.17 1.34 11.88
Sodium Chloride Solution BP 0.01 0.01 0.09 0.84
Sodium Citrate BP 0.04 0.28 2.23 19.81
Sodium Thiosulfate  (use as additive only) BP 0.04 0.34 2.74 24.37
Starch BP 0.02 0.19 1.55 13.79
Sulfur Ointment   (for use only as a base combined with active ingredients) BP 1980 0.02 0.15 1.21 10.75
Sulfur Precipitated BP 1980 0.03 0.23 1.86 16.49
Syrup BP 0.01 0.05 0.42 3.71
Talc Purified, sterilised BP 0.06 0.46 3.71 32.94
Thymol BP 0.46 3.71 29.66 263.61
Thymol Compound Mouth Wash APF 15 0.01 0.11 0.89 7.91
Tragacanth Compound Powder BP 1980 0.07 0.57 4.58 40.73
Tragacanth Mucilage APF 13 0.01 0.07 0.58 5.14
Tragacanth Mucilage BPC 1973 0.01 0.06 0.51 4.56
Tragacanth, powdered BP 0.36 2.84 22.72 201.94
Trichloroacetic Acid BP 1980 0.33 2.65 21.23 188.68
Triethanolamine BP 0.12 0.96 7.68 68.28
Water For Injections, sterilised (b) (extemporaneously prepared eye drops and eye lotions) BP 0.00 0.00 9.91 9.91
Water Purified BP 0.01 0.01 0.08 0.69
Wool Alcohols Ointment (white)  (for use only as a base combined with active ingredients)  BP 0.02 0.17 1.33 11.86
Wool Alcohols Ointment (yellow)  (for use only as a base combined with active ingredients)  BP 0.02 0.19 1.48 13.18
Wool Fat BP 0.02 0.12 0.97 8.63
Wool Fat Hydrous BP 0.03 0.25 2.03 18.01
Zinc Compound Paste BP 0.05 0.40 3.17 28.17
Zinc Cream  (for use only as a base combined with active ingredients) BP 0.01 0.08 0.61 5.39
Zinc Oxide BP 0.03 0.21 1.66 14.79
Zinc and Salicylic Acid Paste BP 0.04 0.32 2.53 22.48
Zinc Sulfate BP 0.04 0.28 2.21 19.63

Key to references for the 'Standard' Column in the Drug Tariff table 
Key for Standards
APF Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary
BP British Pharmacopoeia
BPC British Pharmaceutical Codex
QHF Queensland Hospital Formulary 

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