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Changes to the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits publication dates

29 September 2011

The Department of Health and Ageing (the Department) is implementing a new technology system, Pharmaceutical Consolidated Information System (PharmCIS), to support the processes associated with approval and listing of medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefit System (PBS).

The complexity of this transition process means that changes to the Schedule will not be able to be made between 1 January 2012 and 1 March 2012, hence the January 2012 Schedule will remain in place until 29 February 2012. Regular monthly publication of Schedules will resume from 1 March 2012.

Further information about the transition to PharmCIS is available in the PharmCIS Frequently Asked Questions.

(Please note, the PharmCIS FAQ's were removed on 11/10/17 as the information contained within the FAQ's was no longer current)