API Services (Beta)

The Department of Health is modernising the consumption and data distribution model for the monthly PBS Schedule data. In the future, PBS Schedule data will be distributed in a relational format that is more readily consumable and predictable. The Department will cease to provide ALL existing forms of data currently distributed to vendors at an agreed point in time.

More information is available in the presentation slides from the Modernising data access Webinar .

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Because the MPS API was designed to support publishing, most of the functions are oriented to three key content types / patterns. These represent the most common pathways for users to navigate the PBS content:

  • Drugs — meaning the generic drug name.
  • Items — the actual PBS item as defined by the item code.
  • Brands  — usually the same value as the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

With API version 0.3, the coupling between the API and the publishing system became looser. This is a pattern that is set to continue, in the meantime, all feedback is welcome. Feel free to comment via the PBS Webmaster .

API version 0.3

Service IDURL Pattern
v03-metadata
  • /0.3/metadata
v03-items
  • /0.3/items
  • /0.3/items/{code}
v03-amt
  • /0.3/amts/{code}
v03-drugs
  • /0.3/drugs
  • /0.3/drugs/{code}
v03-brands
  • /0.3/brands
  • /0.3/brands/{code}
v03-manufacturers
  • /0.3/manufacturers
  • /0.3/manufacturers/{code}
v03-schedules
  • /0.3/schedules
v03-bodysystem
  • /0.3/bodysystems
  • /0.3/bodysystems/{code}
v03-bodysystem-details
  • /0.3/bodysystems/{code}/items
  • /0.3/bodysystems/{code}/{view-item}
v03-atoz-letter-lists
  • /0.3/atoz
v03-notes
  • /0.3/notes
  • /0.3/notes/{code}
v03-restrictions
  • /0.3/restrictions
  • /0.3/restrictions/{code}
v03-ansrestrictions
  • /0.3/ansrestrictions/{code}
v03-cautions
  • /0.3/cautions
  • /0.3/cautions/{code}
v03-search
  • /0.3/search
v03-copayments
  • /0.3/copayments
v03-fees
  • /0.3/fees
  • /0.3/fees/{code}
v03-containers
  • /0.3/containers
  • /0.3/containers/{code}
v03-preparations
  • /0.3/preparations
  • /0.3/preparations/{code}
v03-drugstariff
  • /0.3/drugstariff
  • /0.3/drugstariff/{code}

PBS Website data services

Service IDURL Pattern
pbsstatic
  • /pbs-static
  • /pbs-static/{+uri}
  • /{version}/pbs-static
  • /{version}/pbs-static/{+uri}
changes
  • /changes
  • /{version}/changes
latesnews
  • /latesnews
  • /{version}/latesnews

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