Spare a thought for your poor pharmacist when you rock up to get your script filled .

If you’re not from their pharmacy this is all the fields they have to fill in to add you in.

Then to dispense they have to fill in the rest if not their own repeats instead of just scanning the script.


The computer set the PBS price. It also set the pack size and repeats allowed under the PBS. In this case you’re only allowed 1 pack of 25 tablets and no repeats. 

Warning labels are set by software people. If you have been doing for 20 + years you do remember what to put on without the prompts. In the olden days you didn’t have the prompts to go by thus everything is memorised so you can work faster. 


No 1 is drowsiness 


No 18 is no grapefruit. 

The instructions we type in is shorthand Latin . Qid means four times a day, tds means three times a day, bd means twice a day and d is daily. 

The pink blocked out (privacy) bit is the Medicare warning. Any invalid entitlement or problems with the script is shown there. Which means you have to ring Medicare up to sort it out. If not they won’t pay you. 

CTG is closing the gap program. The eligible clients get their scripts (PBS) filled at a discount. 

On the right side of the screen is a window with the client’s history of dispensing so you can see if they’ve had that item before. 
It also has a window of pricing . Ie. wholesale price plus retail price . If the client have had an item before privately then it will also tell you how much you charged them last time. 

It’s great as if they’d asked someone for a discount it remembers no matter who dispenses the item. 

It also let you see if you’re charging too little. Then you’ll have to change your set price (private items only) if the whole sale price have gone up. 

PBS pricings are as is, you’re not allowed to change. The price here is a general price . Concession holders pay $6.30 or $5.30.