There may be changes to the way you buy Panadol Osteo.
As of the 1st January 2016 Panadol Osteo is no longer available via the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). This means Panadol Osteo will no longer be eligible for prescription and PBS reimbursement from 1st January 2016.
I buy Panadol Osteo from my pharmacy without a prescription. Does this change include me?
If you previously bought Panadol Osteo over the counter without a prescription, then the way you purchase Panadol Osteo will not change.
I used to buy Panadol Osteo via a prescription and received the PBS reimbursement. What changes does this mean for me?
Panadol Osteo will remain available to purchase via your pharmacy, however you will not require a script, nor be eligible for PBS reimbursement.
Panadol Osteo has not changed and remains Australia’s number 1 pain reliever brand for osteoarthritis, from Australia’s most trusted pain relief brand*.
Where can I find out more?
To learn more about the PBS visit http://www.pbs.gov.au/
Your Doctor and Pharmacist play an important role in helping you manage your osteoarthritis. If you have questions regarding your ongoing treatment please speak to them for advice.
* Nielsen Statistical Data, Unit Sales, MAT 23/08/15. Readers Digest Trusted Brand Survey 2015