PMB main list

What is the prescribed minimum benefit (PMB) main list?


The PMB main list is a list of all medication that is used mostly in the treatment of a PMB chronic disease list (CDL) condition and other chronic conditions. These medicine items are carefully chosen to avoid items that could be used to treat an acute condition, e.g. prednisone, which could be used when you have flu. In order to preserve your acute medicine benefits, you will be able to claim for a medicine item on this list only once from the acute medicines benefit. If the Society has your cell phone details, you will receive an SMS advising you that you need to register the medicine on the chronic medicine benefit. If you attempt to claim that particular item again from acute medicine benefits, the claim will be rejected and the pharmacist will receive a message indicating that the medicine you are claiming for should be registered on the chronic medicine benefit.



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