Medicines to drop in price
THE price of more than 1400 medicines – including popular anticholesterol pill atorvastatin – will plunge from tomorrow.
The price cuts are due to the government’s price disclosure process that monitors the discounts chemists get on medicine prices and reduces the amount the Pharmaceutical Benefits subsidy scheme pays for them.
Anticholesterol pill atorvastatin will fall in price by 52 cents and contraceptive pill Levlen will fall in price by $1.59 per pack. Cold sore treatment Zoviraxwill fall by $3.17.