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Drugs of dependence (Schedule 8 medicines)


The Drugs of Dependence (Schedule 8 medicines) monitoring program excludes the Stimulant Regulatory Scheme and the Community Program for Opioid Pharmacotherapy (CPOP). Please refer to the individual program websites for further information.

Schedule 8 Medicines Prescribing Code and supporting material:


From 1 February 2014, alprazolam will be rescheduled in the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons (SUSMP) to a Schedule 8 medicine. To follow are several documents designed to support prescribers, pharmacists and consumers with the change in scheduling.

Fact sheets and information:

Guidance notes:

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