Average rates payable for extemporaneous items

The table below lists the average 10 g/mL rates payable for extemporaneous items supplied during September 2017 in all states.

These rates apply to extemporaneously prepared benefits not included in the Standard Formulae List, where the approved supplier has not elected to price such prescriptions.

The current prices include the following fees and rates as listed on the Department of Health website in the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits:

  • a dispensing fee of $9.19
  • the additional fee for agreed price items of $1.57
  • the container rates

An asterisk (*) indicates that no prescriptions were submitted for this preparation type. The average rate has been calculated by averaging the available standard formulae maximum quantity prices.

A zero price denotes where an extemporaneous preparation type does not have any related standard formulae to calculate an average price. Prescriptions submitted for payment for these average rate codes must include a price.

This table is current as of September 2017. This table is updated each month.

PB code Preparation name Average 10 g/mL rate (in cents) Price payable for maximum quantity ($) Maximum price to patients ($)
13Q Creams 33.08 13.49 15.06
48M Dusting powders 211.81 31.22 32.79
15T Ear drops 44.57 10.84 12.41
19B Eye drops with cocaine hydrochloride 0.00 0.00 0.00
22E Eye drops, other 0.00 0.00 0.00
23F Eye lotions 0.00 0.00 0.00
29M Inhalations 91.26 14.29 15.86
64J Linctuses containing codeine phosphate 72.84 17.34 18.91
34T Linctuses, other 0.00 0.00 0.00
39C Lotions 12.85 12.78 14.35
65K Mixtures containing codeine phosphate 0.00 0.00 0.00
40D Mixtures, other 88.80 27.98 29.55
66L Mixtures, children with codeine phosphate 0.00 0.00 0.00
41E Mixtures for children, other 0.00 0.00 0.00
30N Mouth washes 85.46 27.30 28.87
42F Nasal instillations 0.00 0.00 0.00
43G Ointments, waxes 114.98 21.68 23.25
44H Paints 4,461.83 121.41 38.80
63H Pastes containing cocaine hydrochloride 0.00 0.00 0.00
45J Pastes, other 279.90 38.17 38.80
49N Powders for internal use 248.20 34.86 36.43
52R Solutions 0.00 0.00 0.00

Page last updated: 1 September 2017