Active Ingredient Prescribing - Available Now!

8 January, 2021

Active Ingredient Prescribing is now available with the release of Version 33.4.1. 

Active Ingredient Prescribing is part of a legislative requirement that comes into effect on 1st February, 2021. Under new medicine regulations, doctors must include the active ingredient names when preparing prescriptions for PBS and RPBS medicines. This means most medicines will be prescribed by their active ingredient, not the brand name. 

The goal of this initiative is to improve patients understanding of what medications they take and increase the uptake of generic and biosimilar medicines.

For PBS and RPBS prescriptions to be valid, the active ingredient name must be included, otherwise the consumer will be required to pay full price for their prescription.

To access support for AIP your practice must be upgraded to the latest version of Zedmed.

The V33.4.1 upgrade file is now available in the Zedmed client login section under 'software.' Please note that the latest MIMS update is required in order to upgrade your Zedmed and access AIP.

We recommend you utilise an IT professional to perform your Zedmed update and follow the instructions carefully in our Guide to Upgrading Zedmed. If you need help upgrading your Zedmed, our Support Team are available on 1300 933 000 from Monday to Friday 8:00am-7:00pm and Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm.

Join our Training Team at our upcoming Lunch-n-Learns on Wednesdays at 12:30pm to learn how to prescribe in Zedmed using AIP. Click here to register.

For more information visit our Active Ingredient Prescribing webpage.