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Australian Statistics on Medicines 2012, 2013 and 2014

Page last updated: 19 August 2015

The Australian Statistics on Medicines for 2012, 2013 and 2014 are now available.

The Australian Statistics on Medicines (ASM) is produced by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Division. The data available in the ASM represent estimates of the aggregate community use of prescription medicines in Australia.

Publication of the Australian data facilitates international comparisons of drug utilisation profiles, and encourages international collaboration on drug utilisation research particularly in relation to enhancing the quality use of medicines and health outcomes.

Previous editions from 1997 are also available on the PBS website.