PBS subsidy arrangements for vigabatrin SSSI
Page last updated: 15 September 2023
The Department of Health and Aged Care has made amendments to the National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) (Pharmacist Substitution of Medicines without Prescription during Shortages) Determination 2021. This is following the issuance of the Therapeutic Goods (Serious Scarcity and Substitutable Medicine) (vigabatrin) Instrument 2023, which will allow pharmacists to supply different forms of vigabatrin at equivalent doses for the duration of the shortage provided specified conditions are met. Further information about the substitution is available on the PBS Medicine Shortages page.