gastroenterology
GERD

PBS introduces restrictions to curb PPI overprescribing  

Increased restriction levels for prescribing of proton pump inhibitors on the PBS take effect from 1 May 2019. Prescriptions for esomeprazole 40mg with one repeat have changed from being a Restricted Benefit to Authority Required (Telephone). And all standard dose PPIs (esomeprazole 20mg, lansoprazole 30mg, omeprazole 20mg, pantoprazole 40mg, rabeprazole 20mg) have changed from Restricted ...

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