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Patients save money on life-saving medicines [and] Price reductions for medicines on the PBS



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THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK MP

Minister for Health

MEDIA RELEASE

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Patients save money on life-saving medicines

From today, Gillard Government reforms will reduce the price of more than 1000 different generic drugs, which will drop by as much as $15 per packet for patients.

Health Minister Tanya Plibersek said under the reforms to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), generic versions of 60 different types of medicine will be cheaper for general patients when they fill their script from April 1. Many patients with concession cards who pay a premium for their brand will also see savings.

“This is great news for millions of Australian patients who will see additional money in their pockets,” said Ms Plibersek.

“The Gillard Government is making sure patients have greater access to the medicines they need at reduced prices - for conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, epilepsy, depression and pain.”

Ms Plibersek said under the PBS Price Disclosure program the price paid for the cholesterol lowering drug Simvastatin, sold under many brand names, will be up to $14.64 cheaper for a packet of 30, 40mg tablets.

The estimated savings for patients average $3 a packet or up to $1.6 billion over the next 10 years.

As part of these reforms, price disclosure and other price reductions will also deliver over $1.9 billion in health savings for taxpayers over five years, which will ensure the PBS remains sustainable and that health dollars can be spent adding new life-saving drugs to the scheme.

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“Previously, when medicines came off-patent, they could be sold far more cheaply under different brand names, but they were still eligible for the full reimbursement amount under the PBS.”

“Price disclosure means the price the Gillard Government subsidies medicines for is being brought into line with the market price, ensuring the cheapest possible prescriptions for patients.”

In fact, some of the most commonly used medicines on the PBS will be significantly cheaper. For example, non-concessional patients will save:

 Up to $8.83 for Alendronate, for osteoporosis.  Up to $8.23 for Baclofen, a muscle relaxant.  Up to $8.25 for Ciprofloxacin, an antibiotic.  Up to $8.66 for Citalopram, for depression.  Up to $7.32 for Gemfibrozil, for high cholesterol.  Up to $9.48 for Omeprazole, for reflux and ulcers.  Up to $7.97 for Paroxetine, for depression and anxiety.  Up to $12.90 for Pravastatin, for high cholesterol.  Up to $8.49 for Sertraline, for depression and anxiety.

Concessional patients will continue to pay a $5.80 co-payment only for their PBS prescriptions. The most a general patient can pay for a PBS prescription is co-payment of $35.40 (plus any special patient contributions).

Price disclosure has also reduced the special patient contribution (brand premium) on 126 brands of medicine, making them cheaper for all patients (general and concessional) who use that particular brand. For example, patients will save:

 Up to $2.19 on the brand premium for simvastatin brand Zocor®, for high cholesterol.  Up to $2.45 on the brand premium for citalopram brand Cipramil®, for depression.

Other Government policies under the reforms will also deliver a benefit to taxpayers with an additional 12 medicines taking a price cut of 16% as a result of the first new generic types of these drugs listing as of April 1. This includes the commonly used Atorvastatin and Olanzapine.

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These 16% price reductions will also deliver savings direct to some patients with many brands of the following medicines costing less than the general co-payment of $35.40. Patients will save:

 Up to $1.88 for Frusemide, for fluid retention.  Up to $2.69 for Prazosin, for high blood pressure.  Up to $6.32 for Venlafaxine, for depression.

These savings enable the listing of new medicines. The following drugs are being added to the PBS as of today:

 Abatacept (Orencia®), a subcutaneous (injection) form of the treatment for adult rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that causes pain and swelling of the joints. This means that 450 patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis will no longer need to visit a clinic to receive the medication intravenously as they will now be able to self-administer as an injection.

 Dasatinib (Sprycel®) and Nilotinib (Tasigna®) to include treatment of newly diagnosed patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia, a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. Over 300 patients per year will benefit from the extended listings of Dasatinib and Nilotinib. These patients would otherwise have to pay $30,000 a year to access these medicines.

 Epoprostenol sodium (Flolan®) to include the treatment of certain patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension, a condition characterised by high blood pressure in the blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the lungs. If untreated, it can lead to heart failure in a small but very sick group of patients; and

 Dalteparin sodium (Fragmin®) for use in haemodialysis, a process which removes waste products from the blood when the kidneys are in renal failure.  Nevirapine (Viramune®), an extended release tablet which will improve compliance with treatment for patients with HIV.  Rilpivirine (Edurant®), a new medicine which provides an alternative treatment option for patients with HIV.

Full details of all changes to the PBS are available at: http://www.pbs.gov.au/info/industry/pricing/eapd/price-disclosure-info-for-consumers

For media inquiries, please contact Simon Crittle at Ms Plibersek’s office on 0466 773 531

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APRIL 1 PRICE REDUCTIONS FOR MEDICINES ON THE PBS

1. Brands where the patient will pay less........................... 5

2. All drugs with price reductions ..................................... 34

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1. Brands where the patient may expect to pay less - most common strength

 Patient savings represent an expected maximum saving per script.  Different pharmacies may charge different amounts for medicines that cost less than the co-payment. o This means that some patients will NOT save the full amount.  Concessional patients will continue to pay $5.80 (plus any premiums if applicable).  The most general patients pay for drugs on the PBS is $35.40 (plus an extra patient surcharge for some

drugs). Therefore, where the old price is above $35.40, the savings to patients are calculated by subtracting the new price from $35.40.  Note that BOLD brands are those with brand premiums (extra patient surcharge) - therefore the old and new prices are higher than the other brands, as is the potential maximum savings.

Drug Used for

Most

commonly used form and strength

Pack Size

Brand

Old Price

New Price

Patient’s potential maximum save

Alendronic Acid Osteoporosis Tablet 70 mg (as alendronate sodium) 4

Fosamax Once Weekly $40.38 $29.57 $8.83

Adronat

$37.38 $27.52 $7.88

Alendro Once Weekly

Alendrobell 70mg

Alendronate Sandoz

Alendronate-GA

APO-Alendronate

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Drug Used for

Most

commonly used form and strength

Pack Size

Brand

Old Price

New Price

Patient’s potential maximum save

Chem mart Alendronate 70mg

Ossmax 70mg

Terry White Chemists Alendronate 70mg

Alprazolam Anxiety Tablet 1 mg 50

Xanax $16.05 $14.39 $1.66

Alprax 1

$14.79 $13.35 $1.44

Alprazolam Sandoz

Chem mart Alprazolam

GenRx Alprazolam

Kalma 1

Ralozam

Terry White Chemists Alprazolam

Amiodarone

Cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)

Tablet containing amiodarone hydrochloride 200 mg

30

Amiodarone Sandoz

$20.96 $18.22 $2.74

Aratac 200

Chem mart Amiodarone

Cordarone X 200

GenRx Amiodarone

Rithmik 200

Terry White Chemists Amiodarone

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Drug Used for

Most

commonly used form and strength

Pack Size

Brand

Old Price

New Price

Patient’s potential maximum save

Amlodipine

High blood pressure

Tablet 5 mg (as besylate) 30

Amlodipine generichealth

$16.16 $11.46 $4.70

Amlodipine Sandoz

Amlodipine-DRLA

Amlodipine cont.

Amlodipine-GA

APO-Amlodipine

Auro-Amlodipine 5

Chem mart Amlodipine

Nordip

Norvapine

Norvasc

Ozlodip

Pharmacor Amlodipine 5

Terry White Chemists Amlodipine

Amlodipine

High blood pressure

Tablet 10 mg (as besylate) 30

Norvasc 28.89 18.05 $10.84

Amlodipine generichealth

$23.50 $15.25 $8.25

Amlodipine Sandoz

Amlodipine-DRLA

Amlodipine-GA

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Drug Used for

Most

commonly used form and strength

Pack Size

Brand

Old Price

New Price

Patient’s potential maximum save

Amlodipine cont.

APO-Amlodipine

Auro-Amlodipine 10

Chem mart Amlodipine

Nordip

Norvapine

Ozlodip

Pharmacor Amlodipine 10

Terry White Chemists Amlodipine

Amlo 10

Amoxycillin Antibiotic

Capsule 500 mg (as trihydrate) 20

Amoxil $11.80 $ 9.92 $1.88

Alphamox 500

$10.45 $ 9.03 $1.42

Amoxycillin generichealth 500

Amoxycillin Ranbaxy

Amoxycillin Sandoz

Amoxycillin-GA

APO-Amoxycillin

Chem mart Amoxycillin

Cilamox

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Drug Used for

Most

commonly used form and strength

Pack Size

Brand

Old Price

New Price

Patient’s potential maximum save

GenRx Amoxycillin

Terry White Chemists Amoxycillin

Amoxycillin with Clavulanic Acid

Antibiotic

Tablet containing 875 mg amoxycillin (as trihydrate) with 125 mg clavulanic acid (as potassium clavulanate)

10

Augmentin Duo forte $16.52 $13.19 $3.33

Amoxycillin/ Clavulanic Acid 875/125 generichealth

$14.18 $11.63 $2.55

Chem mart Amoxycillin and Clavulanic Acid

Clamoxyl Duo forte

Clavycillin 875/125

Curam Duo Forte 875/125

GA-Amclav Forte 875/125

GenRx Amoxycillin and Clavulanic Acid

Moxiclav Duo Forte 875/125

Terry White Chemists Amoxycillin and Clavulanic Acid

Atenolol

High blood pressure, heart conditions Tablet 50 mg 30

Tenormin $12.32 $11.02 $1.30

APO-Atenolol

$ 9.49 $ 8.81 $0.68

Atenolol generichealth

Atenolol Sandoz

Atenolol-GA

10

Drug Used for

Most

commonly used form and strength

Pack Size

Brand

Old Price

New Price

Patient’s potential maximum save

Atenolol-PS

Chem mart Atenolol

Noten

Tensig

Terry White Chemists Atenolol

Azathioprine

Immunosuppressa nt Tablet 25 mg 100

Azathioprine Sandoz

$35.64 $31.51 $3.89

Imuran

Baclofen Muscle relaxant Tablet 10 mg 100

Lioresal 10 $32.95 $24.72 $8.23

Chem mart Baclofen

$30.79 $23.22

Clofen 10

GenRx Baclofen

Stelax 10

Terry White Chemists Baclofen

Captopril

High blood pressure, heart failure Tablet 50 mg 90

Capoten $38.99 $34.00 $4.99

Captopril Sandoz

$34.24 $29.97 $4.27 GenRx Captopril

Zedace

Carvedilol Heart failure Tablet 3.125 mg 30 APO-Carvedilol $14.45 $12.81 $1.64

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Drug Used for

Most

commonly used form and strength

Pack Size

Brand

Old Price

New Price

Patient’s potential maximum save

Chem mart Carvedilol 3.125 mg

Dilasig 3.125

Dilatrend 3.125

GenRx Carvedilol

GN-Carvedilol

Kredex

Terry White Chemists Carvedilol 3.125 mg

Vedilol 3.125

Cefaclor Antibiotic

Tablet (sustained release) 375 mg (as monohydrate) 10

Ceclor CD $17.51 $15.26 $2.25

Cefaclor GH

$12.57 $11.33 $1.24

Cefaclor-GA

Chem mart Cefaclor CD

GenRx Cefaclor CD

Karlor CD

Keflor CD

Ozcef

Terry White Chemists Cefaclor CD

Cephalexin Antibiotic

Capsule 500 mg (anhydrous) 20 Keflex $14.75 $11.83 $2.92

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Drug Used for

Most

commonly used form and strength

Pack Size

Brand

Old Price

New Price

Patient’s potential maximum save

Cefalexin Sandoz

$10.55 $ 9.10 $1.45

Cephabell

Cephalexin generichealth

Cephalexin-PS

Cephatrust 500

Chem mart Cephalexin

Cilex

GenRx Cephalexin

Ialex

Ibilex 500

Pharmacor Cephalexin 500

Rancef

Terry White Chemists Cephalexin

Ciprofloxacin Antibiotic

Tablet 500 mg (as hydrochloride) 14

Ciproxin 500 $44.26 $28.35 $8.25

C-Flox 500

$43.06 $27.56 $7.84

Cifran

Ciprofloxacin 500

Ciprofloxacin Sandoz

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Drug Used for

Most

commonly used form and strength

Pack Size

Brand

Old Price

New Price

Patient’s potential maximum save

Ciprofloxacin-BW

Ciprofloxacin-DRLA

Ciprofloxacin-GA

Ciprofloxacin-PS

Ciprol 500

GenRx Ciprofloxacin

Citalopram Depression

Tablet 20 mg (as hydrobromide) 28

Cipramil $26.57 $15.46 $11.11

APO-Citalopram

$22.12 $13.46 $8.66

Auro-Citalopram 20

Celapram

Celica

Chem mart Citalopram

Ciazil

Citalobell

Citalopram 20

Citalopram generichealth

Citalopram Pfizer

Citalopram Sandoz

14

Drug Used for

Most

commonly used form and strength

Pack Size

Brand

Old Price

New Price

Patient’s potential maximum save

Citalopram-GA

GenRx Citalopram

Pharmacor Citalo 20

Talam

Terry White Chemists Citalopram

Citalopram Depression

Tablet 10 mg (as hydrobromide) 28 Celapram $16.77 $11.05 $5.72

Clarithromycin Antibiotic Tablet 250 mg 14

Klacid $14.23 $12.72 $1.51

APO-Clarithromycin

$12.37 $11.22 $1.15

Chem mart Clarithromycin

Clarac

Clarihexal

Clarithro 250

GenRx Clarithromycin

Kalixocin

Terry White Chemists Clarithromycin

Clomipramine

Depression, nervous disorder

Tablet containing clomipramine hydrochloride 25 mg 50

Anafranil 25 $19.81 $18.15 $1.66

Chem mart Clomipramine

$16.31 $15.09 $1.22

GenRx Clomipramine

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Drug Used for

Most

commonly used form and strength

Pack Size

Brand

Old Price

New Price

Patient’s potential maximum save

Placil

Terry White Chemists Clomipramine

Codeine with Paracetamol

Pain relief

Tablet containing codeine phosphate 30 mg with paracetamol 500 mg

20

Panadeine Forte $19.56 $15.24 $4.32

APO- Paracetamol/Codeine 500/30

$11.16 $ 9.60 $1.56

Codalgin Forte

Codapane Forte

Comfarol Forte

Prodeine Forte

Diltiazem

High blood pressure, chest pain

Capsule (controlled delivery) containing diltiazem hydrochloride 180 mg

30

Cardizem CD

$16.72 $15.07 $1.65

Chem mart Diltiazem CD

Diltahexal CD

GenRx Diltiazem CD

Terry White Chemists Diltiazem CD

Vasocardol CD

Enalapril

High blood pressure, heart failure

Tablet containing enalapril maleate 20 mg 30

Renitec 20 $24.75 $19.25 $5.50

Acetec

$19.76 $15.76 $4.00 Auspril

Chem mart Enalapril

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Drug Used for

Most

commonly used form and strength

Pack Size

Brand

Old Price

New Price

Patient’s potential maximum save

Enalapril generichealth

Enalapril Sandoz

Enalapril-GA

GenRx Enalapril

Terry White Chemists Enalapril

Famotidine

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and peptic ulcer

Tablet 40 mg 30

Pepcidine $22.00 $18.06 $3.94

Ausfam 40

$16.86 $14.22 $2.64

Chem mart Famotidine

Famotidine Sandoz

GenRx Famotidine

Pamacid 40

Pepzan

Terry White Chemists Famotidine

Felodipine

High blood pressure

Tablet 10 mg (extended release) 30

Plendil ER $26.95 $23.99 $2.96

Felodil XR 10

$22.18 $19.91 $2.27

Felodur ER 10 mg

Flucloxacillin Antibiotic

Powder for injection 1 g (as sodium) 5

Flubiclox

$19.94 $16.33 $3.61

Flucil

17

Drug Used for

Most

commonly used form and strength

Pack Size

Brand

Old Price

New Price

Patient’s potential maximum save

Hospira Pty Limited

Fluoxetine Depression

Capsule 20 mg (as hydrochloride) 28

Prozac 20 $24.42 $21.07 $3.35

Auscap

$20.08 $17.54 $2.54

Chem mart Fluoxetine

Fluoxetine 20

Fluoxetine generichealth

Fluoxetine RBX

Fluoxetine Sandoz

Fluoxetine-GA

Fluoxetine-PS

GenRx Fluoxetine

Lovan

Terry White Chemists Fluoxetine

Zactin

Fluvoxamine Depression

Tablet containing fluvoxamine maleate 100 mg 30

Luvox $29.29 $25.14 $4.15

APO-Fluvoxamine

$26.49 $22.84 $3.65 Faverin 100

Fluvoxamine GA

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Drug Used for

Most

commonly used form and strength

Pack Size

Brand

Old Price

New Price

Patient’s potential maximum save

Movox 100

Voxam

Frusemide Fluid retention

Injection 20 mg in 2 mL 5

Frusemide Sandoz

$10.27 $ 9.62 $0.65 Frusemide-Claris

Lasix

Gabapentin Epilepsy Capsule 100 mg 100

APO-Gabapentin

$22.93 $18.18 $4.75

DBL Gabapentin

Gabatine 100

Neurontin

Nupentin 100

Gemfibrozil High Cholesterol Tablet 600 mg 60

Lopid $31.34 $24.02 $7.32

Ausgem

$28.53 $22.04 $6.49

Chem mart Gemfibrozil

Gemhexal

GenRx Gemfibrozil

Jezil

Lipazil 600 mg

Lipigem

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Drug Used for

Most

commonly used form and strength

Pack Size

Brand

Old Price

New Price

Patient’s potential maximum save

Pharmacor Gemfibrozil 600

Terry White Chemists Gemfibrozil

Glimepiride Type 2 Diabetes Tablet 4 mg 30

Amaryl $16.86 $14.08 $2.78

APO-Glimepiride

$14.06 $12.02 $2.04

Aylide 4

Diapride 4

Dimirel

Glimepiride GA 4

Glimepiride Sandoz

Pharmacor Glimepiride 4

Hydroxocobalamin Vitamin B12 deficiency Injection 1 mg (as

chloride) in 1 mL 3

Hydroxo-B12

$15.87 $14.84 $1.03

Neo-B12

Isosorbide Mononitrate

Chest pain

Tablet 60 mg (sustained release) 30

Imdur Durule $15.26 $14.33 $0.93

Chem mart Isosorbide Mononitrate

$12.56 $11.92 $0.64

Duride

GenRx Isosorbide Mononitrate

Imtrate 60 mg

Isomonit

20

Drug Used for

Most

commonly used form and strength

Pack Size

Brand

Old Price

New Price

Patient’s potential maximum save

Monodur 60 mg

Terry White Chemists Isosorbide Mononitrate

Lactulose Laxative

Solution BP 3.34 g per 5 mL, 500 mL 1

Duphalac $33.42 $26.79 $6.63

Actilax

$28.68 $23.19 $5.49

Genlac

GenRx Lactulose

Lac-Dol

Lactocur

Lamotrigine Epilepsy Tablet 50 mg 56

Lamictal $44.92 $37.34 $0.41

APO-Lamotrigine

$42.57 $35.20 $0.20

GenRx Lamotrigine

Lamidus

Lamogine

Lamotrigine generichealth

Lamotrigine Sandoz

Lamotrigine-GA

Lamotrigine-PS

Lamotrust 50

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Drug Used for

Most

commonly used form and strength

Pack Size

Brand

Old Price

New Price

Patient’s potential maximum save

Seaze 50

Lansoprazole

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and peptic ulcer

Tablet 30 mg (orally disintegrating) 28 Zoton FasTabs $27.95 $23.45 $4.50

Lercanidipine

High blood pressure

Tablet containing lercanidipine hydrochloride 10 mg 28

Zanidip $18.17 $15.32 $2.85

APO-Lercanidipine

$14.67 $12.66 $2.01

Chem mart Lercanidipine

Lercadip

Lercan

Lercanidipine Sandoz

Terry White Chemists Lercanidipine

Zircol

Lisinopril

High blood pressure, heart failure Tablet 20 mg 30

Prinivil 20 $24.22 $19.69 $4.53

Zestril $22.24 $18.22 $4.02

APO-Lisinopril

$20.27 $16.75 $3.52

Chem mart Lisinopril

Fibsol 20

GenRx Lisinopril

Lisinopril 20

22

Drug Used for

Most

commonly used form and strength

Pack Size

Brand

Old Price

New Price

Patient’s potential maximum save

Lisinopril generichealth

Lisinopril Ranbaxy

Lisinopril Sandoz

Lisinopril Winthrop

Lisinopril-DRLA

Lisinopril-GA

Lisinopril-PS

Lisodur

Terry White Chemists Lisinopril

Metformin Type 2 diabetes

Tablet containing metformin hydrochloride 500 mg

100

Diabex $14.46 $13.07 $1.39

Glucophage $13.80 $12.53 $1.27

APO-Metformin 500

$12.76 $11.66 $1.10

Chem mart Metformin

Diaformin

Formet 500

GenRx Metformin

Metformin 500

Metformin generichealth

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Drug Used for

Most

commonly used form and strength

Pack Size

Brand

Old Price

New Price

Patient’s potential maximum save

Metformin Ranbaxy

Metformin Sandoz

Metformin-GA

Terry White Chemists Metformin

Methotrexate

Immunosuppressa nt, chemotherapy Injection 50 mg in 2 mL vial 5

Hospira Pty Limited

$35.53 $29.64 $5.76

Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

Metoprolol

High blood pressure, heart conditions

Tablet containing metoprolol tartrate 50 mg 100

Betaloc $13.71 $12.33 $1.38

Lopresor 50 $13.72 $12.34 $1.38

Chem mart Metoprolol

$10.62 $ 9.82 $0.80

GenRx Metoprolol

Metohexal

Metrol 50

Minax 50

Terry White Chemists Metoprolol

Mirtazapine Depression Tablet 30 mg 30

Avanza $29.79 $23.81 $5.98

Axit 30

$26.29 $21.21 $5.08 Chem mart Mirtazapine

GenRx Mirtazapine

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Drug Used for

Most

commonly used form and strength

Pack Size

Brand

Old Price

New Price

Patient’s potential maximum save

Mirtazapine Sandoz

Mirtazapine-DP

Mirtazon

Terry White Chemists Mirtazapine

Moclobemide Depression Tablet 300 mg 60

Aurorix 300 mg $30.36 $25.77 $4.59

Amira 300

$28.99 $24.67 $4.32

Chem mart Moclobemide

Clobemix

GenRx Moclobemide

Moclobemide Sandoz

Terry White Chemists Moclobemide

Nifedipine

High blood pressure, chest pain

Tablet 30 mg (controlled release) 30

Adalat Oros 30 $20.70 $18.46 $2.24

Addos XR 30

$18.29 $16.43 $1.86 Adefin XL 30

APO-Nifedipine XR

Norfloxacin Antiobiotic Tablet 400 mg 14

Noroxin $21.07 $16.41 $4.66

Chem mart Norfloxacin

$17.16 $13.75 $3.41

GenRx Norfloxacin

25

Drug Used for

Most

commonly used form and strength

Pack Size

Brand

Old Price

New Price

Patient’s potential maximum save

Norfloxacin Sandoz

Norfloxacin-GA

Nufloxib

Roxin

Terry White Chemists Norfloxacin

Omeprazole

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and peptic ulcer

Tablet 20 mg (as magnesium) 30

Losec Tablets $31.75 $22.27 $9.48

Acimax Tablets

$28.19 $20.04 $8.15

Omepral

Pantoprazole

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and peptic ulcer

Tablet (enteric coated) 40 mg (as sodium sesquihydrate)

30

APO-Pantoprazole

$30.71 $21.49 $9.22

Chem mart Pantoprazole

Ozpan

Panthron

Panto

Pantofast 40

Pantoloc

Pantoprazole generichealth

Pantoprazole Sandoz

Pantoprazole-GA

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Drug Used for

Most

commonly used form and strength

Pack Size

Brand

Old Price

New Price

Patient’s potential maximum save

Pantoprazole-PS

Salpraz

Somac

Sozol

Terry White Chemists Pantoprazole

Paroxetine

Depression, anxiety

Tablet 20 mg (as hydrochloride) 30

Aropax $25.87 $17.90 $7.97

Chem mart Paroxetine

$24.52 $17.10 $7.42

Extine 20

GenRx Paroxetine

Paroxetine 20

Paroxetine Sandoz

Paroxetine-GA

Paxtine

Terry White Chemists Paroxetine

Perindopril

High blood pressure, heart failure

Tablet containing perindopril arginine 5 mg 30 Coversyl 5mg $17.37 $15.69 $1.68

Pravastatin High cholesterol

Tablet containing pravastatin sodium 40 mg 30

Pravachol $45.67 $26.65 $12.90

APO-Pravastatin

$41.52 $24.23 $11.17

Chem mart Pravastatin

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Drug Used for

Most

commonly used form and strength

Pack Size

Brand

Old Price

New Price

Patient’s potential maximum save

Cholstat 40

Cholvastin

GenRx Pravastatin

Lipostat 40

Pharmacor Pravastat 40

Pravastatin generichealth

Pravastatin Sandoz

Pravastatin Winthrop

Pravastatin-GA 40

Terry White Chemists Pravastatin

Quinapril

High blood pressure, heart failure

Tablet 20 mg (as hydrochloride) 30

Accupril $20.01 $16.71 $3.30

Acquin 20

$19.06 $15.99 $3.07

APO-Quinapril

Aquinafil

Filpril

Pharmacor Quinapril 20

Qpril 20

Quinapril generichealth

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Drug Used for

Most

commonly used form and strength

Pack Size

Brand

Old Price

New Price

Patient’s potential maximum save

Quinapril Sandoz

Quinapril-GA

Ramipril

High blood pressure, heart failure Capsule 10 mg 30

GenRx Ramipril

$22.39 $16.40 $5.99

Pharmacor Ramipril 10

Prilace 10

Ramace 10 mg

Ramipril generichealth

Ramipril Sandoz

Ramipril Winthrop

Ramipril-GA

Ramipril-PS

Tritace 10 mg

Tryzan Caps 10

Roxithromycin Antibiotic Tablet 300 mg 5

Rulide $14.09 $11.47 $2.62

APO-Roxithromycin

$11.49 $ 9.76 $1.73

Biaxsig

Chem mart Roxithromycin

Roxar 300

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Roximycin

Roxithromycin Sandoz

Roxithromycin-GA

Terry White Chemists Roxithromycin

Sertraline

Depression, anxiety

Tablet 100 mg (as hydrochloride) 30

Zoloft $25.17 $16.68 $8.49

Auro-Sertraline 100

$23.75 $15.91 $7.84

Chem mart Sertraline

Eleva 100

GenRx Sertraline

Sertra 100

Sertracor 100

Sertraline 100

Sertraline generichealth

Sertraline Sandoz

Sertraline-DRLA

Sertraline-GA

Setrona

Terry White Chemists Sertraline

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Xydep 100

Simvastatin

Simvastatin cont.

High cholesterol Tablet 40 mg 30

Lipex 40 $46.72 $24.71 $14.64

Zocor $46.72 $24.71 $14.64

APO-Simvastatin

$42.77 $22.68 $12.72

Auro-Simvastatin 40

Chem mart Simvastatin

GenRx Simvastatin

Pharmacor Simvastatin 40

Ransim

Simvacor 40

Simvahexal

Simvar 40

Simvastatin generichealth

Simvastatin Pfizer

Simvastatin Winthrop

Simvastatin-DP

Simvastatin-GA 40

Simvastatin-Spirit 40

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Terry White Chemists Simvastatin

Zimstat

Simvastatin

Simvastatin cont.

High cholesterol Tablet 80 mg 30

Lipex 80 $60.72 $31.63 $7.72

Zocor $60.72 $31.63 $7.72

APO-Simvastatin

$56.77 $29.79 $5.61

Auro-Simvastatin 80

Chem mart Simvastatin

GenRx Simvastatin

Pharmacor Simvastatin 80

Ransim

Simvacor 80

Simvar 80

Simvastatin generichealth

Simvastatin Pfizer

Simvastatin Sandoz

Simvastatin Winthrop

Simvastatin-DP

Simvastatin-GA 80

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Simvastatin-Spirit 80

Terry White Chemists Simvastatin

Zimstat

Sodium Chloride Solution for injections

Injection 9 mg per mL, 10 mL 5 Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd $16.29 $ 8.12 $8.17

Sotalol

Cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)

Tablet containing sotalol hydrochloride 80 mg 60

Sotacor $20.07 $16.17 $3.90

GenRx Sotalol

$15.31 $12.77 $2.54 Solavert

Sotalol Sandoz

Temazepam Insomnia Tablet 10 mg 25

Normison $11.74 $10.92 $0.82

APO-Temazepam

$ 8.86 $ 8.50 $0.36 Temaze

Temtabs

Topiramate Epilepsy Capsule 15 mg 60 Topamax Sprinkle $31.16 $28.28 $2.88

Tramadol Pain relief

Capsule containing tramadol hydrochloride 50 mg 20

Tramal $11.43 $10.22 $1.21

APO-Tramadol

$ 9.02 $ 8.39 $0.63

Chem mart Tramadol

GA Tramadol 50mg

GenRx Tramadol

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Lodam 50

Terry White Chemists Tramadol

Tramadol Sandoz

Tramahexal

Tramal 100

Tramedo

Zydol

Trandolapril

High blood pressure

Capsule 4 mg 28

Gopten $24.52 $20.81 $3.71

APO-Trandolapril

$22.74 $19.39 $3.35

Dolapril 4

Tranalpha

Trandolapril generichealth

Trandolapril-DP

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Drug Used For Reduction Patient Save? Taxpayer Save?

Alendronic Acid Osteoporosis 31.84% YES YES

Alprazolam Anxiety 17.10% YES YES

Amiodarone Cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) 18.89% YES YES

Amlodipine High blood pressure 48.29% YES YES

Amoxycillin Antibiotic 35.24% YES YES

Amoxycillin with Clavulanic Acid Antibiotic 32.93% YES YES

Atenolol High blood pressure, heart conditions 22.13% YES YES

Azathioprine Immunosuppressant 14.15% YES YES

Baclofen Muscle relaxant 31.05% YES YES

Calcitriol Osteoporosis, vitamin D deficiency 12.54% NO YES

Captopril High blood pressure, heart failure 15.33% YES YES

Carboplatin Chemotherapy 66.41% YES YES

Carvedilol Heart failure 20.37% YES YES

Cefaclor Antibiotic 20.38% YES YES

Cephalexin Antibiotic 35.00% YES YES

Ciprofloxacin Antibiotic 42.81% YES YES

Cisplatin Chemotherapy 30.37% YES YES

Citalopram Depression 55.16% YES YES

Clarithromycin Antibiotic 19.39% YES YES

Clomipramine Depression, nervous disorder 12.32% YES YES

Clopidogrel Blood thinner, stroke prevention 32.62% NO YES

Clozapine Mental health, schizophrenia 26.23% NO YES

Codeine with Paracetamol Pain relief 32.27% YES YES

Diltiazem High blood pressure, chest pain 16.04% YES YES

Enalapril High blood pressure, heart failure 30.02% YES YES

Epirubicin Chemotherapy 78.05% YES YES

Famotidine Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and peptic ulcer 25.26% YES YES

Felodipine High blood pressure 14.39% YES YES

Flucloxacillin Antibiotic 26.65% YES YES

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Fluconazole Anti-fungal 15.00% NO YES

Fluoxetine Depression 18.67% YES YES

Fluvoxamine Depression 18.18% YES YES

Frusemide Fluid retention 16.85% YES YES

Gabapentin Epilepsy 28.83% YES YES

Galantamine Alzheimer disease, dementia 17.55% NO YES

Gemcitabine Chemotherapy 53.65% NO YES

Gemfibrozil High cholesterol 29.38% YES YES

Glimepiride Type 2 Diabetes 26.69% YES YES

Hydroxocobalamin Vitamin B12 deficiency 10.92% YES YES

Irinotecan Chemotherapy 64.63% YES YES

Isosorbide Mononitrate Chest pain 10.45% YES YES

Isotretinoin Severe acne 13.69% NO YES

Lactulose Laxative 24.69% YES YES

Lamotrigine Epilepsy 20.93% YES YES

Lansoprazole Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and peptic ulcer 20.92% YES YES

Lercanidipine High blood pressure 24.36% YES YES

Lisinopril High blood pressure, heart failure 25.41% YES YES

Metformin Type 2 diabetes 17.16% YES YES

Methotrexate Immunosuppressant, chemotherapy 20.20% YES YES

Metoprolol High blood pressure, heart conditions 18.81% YES YES

Mirtazapine Depression 25.55% YES YES

Moclobemide Depression 19.15% YES YES

Nifedipine High blood pressure, chest pain 15.74% YES YES

Norfloxacin Antiobiotic 31.92% YES YES

Omeprazole Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and peptic ulcer 37.46% YES YES

Omeprazole and Clarithromycin and Amoxycillin Peptic ulcer 11.93% NO YES

Pantoprazole Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and peptic ulcer 37.97% YES YES

Paroxetine Depression, anxiety 41.01% YES YES

Perindopril High blood pressure, heart failure 15.27% YES YES

Pravastatin High cholesterol 49.94% YES YES

Quinapril High blood pressure, heart failure 24.30% YES YES

Ramipril High blood pressure, heart failure 37.54% YES YES

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Roxithromycin Antibiotic 34.22% YES YES

Sertraline Depression, anxiety 45.26% YES YES

Simvastatin High cholesterol 55.60% YES YES

Sodium Chloride Solution for injections 82.71% YES YES

Sotalol Cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) 28.71% YES YES

Temazepam Insomnia 15.34% YES YES

Terbinafine Anti-fungal 31.46% NO YES

Ticlopidine Blood thinner, stroke prevention 12.36% NO YES

Topiramate Epilepsy 11.62% YES YES

Tramadol Pain relief 10.73% YES YES

Tramadol Pain relief 24.43% YES YES

Trandolapril High blood pressure 20.53% YES YES

Vinorelbine Chemotherapy 63.87% NO YES