The February 2021 dispense update is now available. 

Changes in the dispense update

To view changes in the latest dispense update, please refer to the PBS Summary of Changes information available on the PBS website. 

Your Minfos software automatically collects the updates and imports them at the correct time.

Note: If your dispense update has not imported on the 1st of the month, please refer to these instructions to manually import your dispense updates.


Active Ingredient Prescribing

From 1 February 2021, PBS and RPBS prescriptions must meet the new requirements for active ingredient prescribing (AIP). 

Active ingredient prescribing requires approved prescribers to include active ingredient names on Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and Repatriation PBS (RPBS) prescriptions. 

This means that from February onwards, patients will be provided with prescriptions based on the active ingredient, rather than the brand name of the medication.

Please refer to the Dispense by Active Ingredient article on the Minfos Help Centre for further guidance. 

Other helpful resources include: