Written Authority Required Drugs

Lymphoma - cutaneous T-cell lymphoma

The PBS subsidises vorinostat for patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL).

Treatment with vorinostat can be subsidised through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) under section 85 of the National Health Act 1953 for patients with CTCL.

Patient eligibility

Patients must meet the relevant criteria in the restrictions and be eligible for the PBS.

The Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits on the PBS website outlines restrictions for prescribing vorinostat.


Initial treatment

Make all initial applications for authority approval to prescribe vorinostat for the treatment of CTCL in writing and:

All applications must include a completed:

Continuing treatment

Applications for continuing treatment can be made by calling the PBS Complex Drugs Programs enquiry line.

Further information

For more information contact the PBS Complex Drugs Programs enquiry line.

Page last updated: 22 February 2019