Complex Authority Required Drugs

Complex Authority Required Highly Specialised Drugs (CAR HSDs) and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) trastuzumab (Herceptin®) for breast cancer, need an authority approval from the Department of Human Services before they are dispensed.

These medicines are used to treat chronic conditions. Because of their clinical use or other special features, applications for authority approvals are made to us in writing. The medicine will not be funded without approval, and retrospective approval is not allowed.

Page last updated: 1 September 2016