Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Property|
|Registration status:||Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015|
An indicator of whether a bioequivalent brand of a medicinal product is allowed to be substituted for the prescribed brand of medicinal product.
Two formulations of the same drug are considered to be bioequivalent if they attain similar concentrations in blood and tissues at similar times with no clinically important differences between their therapeutic or adverse effects.
The concept of bioequivalence is fundamental to the use of generic medicinal products.
|Property group:||Service provision event|
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Department of Health|
|Data Element Concepts implementing this property:|
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription—bioequivalent allowed indicator Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015