The Pharmaceutical Services Branch of the WA Department of Health provides advice, develops policy and administers regulatory controls for medicines including drugs of dependence (Schedule 8 medicines), therapeutic goods and poisons in Western Australia. The Pharmaceutical Services branch is responsible for the administration of the Poisons Act 1964 and the Poisons Regulations 1965.
Areas of the Pharmaceutical Services Branch:
Drugs of dependence (Schedule 8 medicines)
- Issues authorisations to prescribe Schedule 8 medicines and monitors the prescription of Schedule 8 medicines from reports received from pharmacies
- Information about how to measure, record and report Schedule 8 and Schedule 4 Recordable liquids
Watch our training video about staff responsibilities when supplying liquid medicines to patients
Licences and permits
- Issues licences and permits authorising the possession, supply and sale of medicines and poisons.
Community Program for Opioid Pharmacotherapy (CPOP)
- Authorises prescribers and patients participating in the Community Program for Opioid Pharmacotherapy (CPOP).
Stimulant Regulatory Scheme
- Administers the Stimulant Regulatory Scheme which sets controls on the prescribing and dispensing of stimulant medicines (dexamphetamine and methylphenidate) in Western Australia.
Highly Specialised Drugs (HSD) program
- Administers the Highly Specialised Drugs (HSD) Program on behalf of the Department of Health, where the Commonwealth Government funds the use of specified expensive medicines through WA public hospitals.
Pharmaceutical Services Branch yearbook
Our year book highlights our major achievements and provides a summary of the work we do to ensure that medicines and poisons are used safely and appropriately.
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Perth Business Centre WA 6849