New listings for opioid medications on the Palliative Care Schedule for the management of severe disabling pain from 1 June 2021


21 May 2021 - Commencing 1 June 2021, the Palliative Care Schedule will include new and amended listings for opioid medications.

Following consideration of the Department of Health commissioned review of the Palliative Care Schedule, the PBAC has recommended the inclusion of additional formulations of fentanyl, hydromorphone, methadone and morphine on the Palliative Care Schedule, and the addition of new listings for oxycodone and oxycodone with naloxone modified release products.

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