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Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription—bioequivalent allowed indicator

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term605948
Registration status:Help on this termCommonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015
Definition:Help on this termAn indicator of whether a bioequivalent brand of a medicinal product is allowed to be substituted for the brand prescribed from the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits.

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Object class:Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription
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An order for a medication, therapy or therapeutic device given by a properly authorised person, which ultimately goes to a person properly authorised to dispense, supply or perform the order (in most situations, a pharmacist).

The prescribed medication, therapy or therapeutic device must be listed in the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits.

Context:Help on this termPharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
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Submitting organisation:Help on this termDepartment of Health

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Property:Bioequivalent allowed indicator
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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:Help on this termService provision event

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termDepartment of Health

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termDepartment of Health

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Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription—bioequivalent allowed indicator, code A Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015

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