These tables show the top 10 subsidised drugs for the year July 2013 – June 2014.
* The defined daily dose (DDD)/thousand population/day is a more useful measure of drug utilisation than prescription counts. It shows how many people in every thousand Australians are taking the standard dose of a drug every day. DDD includes use in combination products.
† Based on date of supply. Does not include private prescriptions or prescriptions under PBS co-payment.
‡ PBS Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, RPBS Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
Source: Department of Health, 10 October 2014. © Commonwealth of Australia.
The cost figures exclude any patient contributions.