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When a product is deleted from the PBS, that product will be available for Supply Only where appropriate. Products that are in a Supply Only state will be available for dispensing, but not for prescribing, usually for a period of up to 12 months from the deletion date.
PBS Prescriptions written prior to the Supply Only period are able to be dispensed using either the Supply Only product where available, or an equivalent product as specified on the PBS schedule. Products flagged as equivalent for substitution will operate in the same manner, whether a product is Listed or in Supply Only. After the Supply Only period, the product will be removed completely from the PBS.
A listing may be being placed in Supply Only status for a reason other than deletion from the PBS. Occasionally the adoption of an updated description of form for a product listed in the Schedule may require a replacement listing with a new PBS item code. To enable PBS prescriptions written prior to the date of the change of description and PBS item code to be dispensed under PBS arrangements, the listing with the superseded description and item code will be made Supply Only for a specified period prior to its removal from the Schedule.
PBS Text files (CSV files) that contain only supply-only listings are also available on the PBS Downloads page.