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Scheduling and Switch

The Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling (ACMS) makes recommendations on the classification of ingredients used in medicines.  The Advisory Committee on Chemicals Scheduling (ACCS) makes recommendations on the classification of other substances.  Both were previously combined as the National Drugs and Poisons Schedule Committee (NDPSC). The decisions of these committees affect medicines, devices, cosmetics and…

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Switch Applications

Changing the status of a product from a ‘prescription only’ medicine to an over-the-counter medicine, or from a ‘pharmacy only’ medicine to open selling can dramatically change the fortunes of your brand. But it is a complex and demanding application process. You need to know about the relationship between State and Commonwealth laws and how…

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Monitoring of Schedules

The Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling makes changes to the classification of ingredients on a regular basis. The changes made by the Advisory Committee on Chemicals Scheduling (ACCS) can also affect your products.  While these changes are announced in advance they are easy to miss and you may find your product has suddenly become more…

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