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HIGHLY SPECIALISED DRUGS PROGRAM (Public Hospital)

For Highly Specialised Drugs prescribed through public hospitals, claiming and approval of authority prescriptions is administered by Services Australia. Maximum quantities and repeats for Highly Specialised Drugs are listed in the Schedule. Highly Specialised Drugs prescribed through public hospitals, except Complex Authority Required Highly Specialised Drugs, are Authority required (STREAMLINED) PBS Prescriptions. Authority approvals are required for prescriptions where the dose is above the determined maximum quantity and/or number of repeats. Complex Authority Required Highly Specialised Drugs require written authority applications. Approval of authority prescriptions by Services Australia may be obtained either by posting an Authority Prescription Form to Services Australia, or by using the Services Australia Authority free-call service (1800 888 333). Prescribers must quote the provider number of the hospital when applying.

Public hospital prescriptions for Highly Specialised Drugs can be dispensed by public hospital pharmacies. A patient will be required to pay a contribution for each supply of a highly specialised drug at a similar rate to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Commonwealth subsidy is not available for hospital in-patients.

Reciprocal Health Care Agreement – Where a patient is entitled to be treated as an eligible person as a visitor from a country with which Australia has entered into a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement, the supply will be limited to the original prescription only. Repeat prescriptions for these patients are not permitted.

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  • MPMedical Practitioner
Prescriber code Item code Name, manner of administration and form & strength Max qty
packs
Max qty
units
No. of
repeats
MP 5750P IBANDRONATEibandronate 6 mg/6 mL injection, 6 mL vial 1 1 11
MP 5751Q ILOPROSTiloprost 20 microgram/2 mL inhalation solution, 30 x 2 mL ampoules 1 30 5
MP 10067W INFLIXIMABinfliximab 100 mg injection, 1 vial 5 5 1
MP 10196P INFLIXIMABinfliximab 100 mg injection, 1 vial 1 1 0
MP 11389K INFLIXIMABinfliximab 100 mg injection, 1 vial 1 1 0
MP 11400B INFLIXIMABinfliximab 100 mg injection, 1 vial 5 5 2
MP 11423F INFLIXIMABinfliximab 100 mg injection, 1 vial 5 5 2
MP 11424G INFLIXIMABinfliximab 100 mg injection, 1 vial 1 1 0
MP 11448M INFLIXIMABinfliximab 100 mg injection, 1 vial 1 1 0
MP 11449N INFLIXIMABinfliximab 100 mg injection, 1 vial 5 5 2
MP 11459D INFLIXIMABinfliximab 100 mg injection, 1 vial 1 1 0
MP 11461F INFLIXIMABinfliximab 100 mg injection, 1 vial 5 5 2
MP 11481G INFLIXIMABinfliximab 100 mg injection, 1 vial 1 1 0
MP 11482H INFLIXIMABinfliximab 100 mg injection, 1 vial 1 1 0
MP 11486M INFLIXIMABinfliximab 100 mg injection, 1 vial 5 5 3
MP 11490R INFLIXIMABinfliximab 100 mg injection, 1 vial 3 3 2
MP 11497D INFLIXIMABinfliximab 100 mg injection, 1 vial 1 1 0
MP 11514B INFLIXIMABinfliximab 100 mg injection, 1 vial 5 5 2
MP 11605T INFLIXIMABinfliximab 100 mg injection, 1 vial 5 5 2
MP 11606W INFLIXIMABinfliximab 100 mg injection, 1 vial 1 1 0
MP 5753T INFLIXIMABinfliximab 100 mg injection, 1 vial 1 1 0
MP 5754W INFLIXIMABinfliximab 100 mg injection, 1 vial 1 1 0
MP 5755X INFLIXIMABinfliximab 100 mg injection, 1 vial 1 1 0
MP 5756Y INFLIXIMABinfliximab 100 mg injection, 1 vial 1 1 0
MP 5757B INFLIXIMABinfliximab 100 mg injection, 1 vial 1 1 0
MP 5758C INFLIXIMABinfliximab 100 mg injection, 1 vial 1 1 0
MP 9654D INFLIXIMABinfliximab 100 mg injection, 1 vial 1 1 0
MP 5759D INTERFERON ALFA-2Ainterferon alfa-2a 3 million units (11.111 microgram)/0.5 mL injection, 0.5 mL syringe 30 30 5
MP 5762G INTERFERON ALFA-2Ainterferon alfa-2a 9 million units (33.333 microgram)/0.5 mL injection, 0.5 mL syringe 30 30 5
MP 5769P INTERFERON GAMMA-1Binterferon gamma-1b 2 million units (100 microgram)/0.5 mL injection, 6 x 0.5 mL vials 2 12 11
MP 10170G IVACAFTORivacaftor 150 mg tablet, 56 1 56 5
MP 11105L IVACAFTORivacaftor 50 mg granules, 56 sachets 1 56 5
MP 11098D IVACAFTORivacaftor 75 mg granules, 56 sachets 1 56 5