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PBS subsidy arrangements for abatacept 125 mg SSSI

Page last updated: 15 May 2024

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) (Abatacept) Instrument 2024, which allows pharmacists to supply Orencia ClickJect when presented with a valid prescription for Orencia and vice versa for the duration of the shortage provided the conditions specified by the TGA are met.

Further information about the substitution is available on the PBS Medicine Shortages page