Varenicline (Champix) is now a Streamlined Authority
From 1 May 2017 you don’t need to call the PBS Authorities Line to prescribe varenicline to help patients quit smoking.
The authority level of the PBS subsidised drug varenicline (Champix ®) will be reduced from Authority Required to Authority Required (STREAMLINED).
This means you can include the relevant streamlined authority code for varenicline (Champix ®) on a patient’s prescription, using your prescribing software.
You’ll also find the streamlined authority codes next to the restriction text for each Authority Required (STREAMLINED) item in the PBS Schedule on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.