From 1 July 2018, the Prescription Shopping Alert Service (PSAS) has changed the way the Department of Human Services provides information to prescribers:
Once a month we’ll assess patients who meet the PSP criteria. We may write to you if we’re concerned your patient is getting more PBS medicines than they medically need. We’ll no longer write to patients who’ve been identified.
We’ll provide a summary of the types and quantities of PBS medicines a pharmacist has given your patient. This is to help you with your prescribing decisions.
(Source: Department of Human Services)