Changes to PBS quantities for opioids

PBS quantities for opioids have changed as of 1/6/20. The biggest changes for ED are:

  • Endone 5mg now has a maximum dispensed quantity (without Authority) of 10 tablets (previously 20)
  • Panadeine Forte similarly now has a maximum dispensed quantity of 10 tablets

All opioids, whether S4 or S8, now have reduced maximum quantities and/or new Authority requirements

What's New

New Policy: Forensic drug and alcohol sampling in EDs

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Revised opioids PBS listings from 1 June 2020

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WOUND BOTULISM ALERT - Information for clinicians

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Australian Blood Service advance notice of transition to platelets with 7 day shelf life (Jan-2021)

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IFEM online event – ‘Delivering Emergency Medicine Education without Classrooms'

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Heroin and cocaine containing fentanyl and acetylfentanyl - Safety notice 011/20

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Revised Absconded Patient Form - NSW Health & NSW Police Force Memorandum of Understanding 2018

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Non Approved Specimens for Point of Care Testing (PoCT) Notice - NSW Health Pathology

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Cocaine or ketamine NSW Public Drug Warning October 2020

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