Cost of community dispensings

OIA response

Thank you for your request dated 16 January 2024 under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). You requested:

What is the total cost of all funded medicines and devices dispensed through community pharmacies?  For financial years 2021-22 and 2022-23

Below is the gross cost of the funded medicines and devices dispensed through community pharmacies, for the financial years 2021-22 and 2022-23.

21/22 – Community dispensings =  $1.346B

22/23 – Community dispensings =  $1.432B

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