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NSW Bushfire Emergency - temporary PBS arrangements for fire-affected zones

22 October 2013

Please note: The information on this page is no longer current and is only included here for historical reference.

Current information is maintained on the 'PBS Arrangements to Support Australians Affected by Natural Disasters and Emergencies' Fact Sheet.

The Department of Health has introduced temporary arrangements to assist residents and pharmacists in fire-affected areas in NSW to maintain medicine supplies.

The document: Advice for approved pharmacists supplying PBS medicines to patients in areas affected by bushfire in NSW includes details on how pharmacists can manage additional supplies for residents whose medicine and prescriptions have been lost in the current bushfire emergency.

Please use the contact numbers in the information document for further information about bushfire-related medicine issues.