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Removal of blood glucose test strips from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme on 1 July 2016

Page last updated: 21 June 2016

From 1 July 2016 blood glucose test strips will no longer be available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. They can still be accessed through the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS). People registered with the NDSS may continue purchasing blood glucose test strips as a subsidised product through the scheme. A series of frequently asked questions regarding access to blood glucose test strips and other changes to the NDSS is available on the Department of Health website.

Please email the Diabetes Products Section at ndss.products@health.gov.au for more information.