Pill drops on script meds
THE price of more than 1400 medicines – including the nation’s biggest-selling drug, the anticholesterol pill, atorvastatin – will plunge in price from tomorrow.
The price cuts are a result of 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. The price cuts mean general consumers will save money on prescriptions.
Pensioners, who pay $6.30 for scripts, are unlikely to benefit. The price of atorvastatin will fall by 52¢ and the contraceptive Levlen by $1.59 a pack.