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Monday, 11 July 2011

Medicines replace drugs? New Poisons Standard online

A little while back — when I look, it was waaayyy back in 2009 — I posted about the Poisons Code or Standard for Uniform Scheduling of Drugs and Poisons, and that it was newly-available online.

I needed to check last week if a certain substance was a poison or medicine, or a drug of dependence, and discovered that the Poisons Code has now become the Poisons Standard or Standard for Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons. It's still freely available online, and the Therapeutic Goods Administration website has been updated to provide even more useful information about the legal framework for Standard, and includes links to State and Territory scheduling decisions.

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