Cosmetic Treatment by Unauthorised Persons

Injectable botulinum toxin and hyaluronic acid dermal fillers used in cosmetic treatment are prescription only medicines. The administration of prescription only products, other than by authorised health practitioners, such as doctors or nurse practitioners, or under the direct supervision of such a practitioner is an offence under the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1966. The use of imported non-registered therapeutic products for other than personal use is also an offence.

Patients and Consumers

Information for patients and consumers on topics such as managing chronic pain, managing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and treatment for opiate addiction.

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Residential Aged Care

Legislative requirements with respect to prescribing, dispensing and recording of scheduled substances at residential aged care facilities under the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods legislation.

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Medical Practitioners

Medical Practitioners must comply with provisions of the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods legislation when prescribing, administering, supplying and disposing scheduled medicines and poisons.

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Other Health Practitioners

Other than medical practitioners and pharmacists, persons authorised to be in possession of S8 or S4D substances may include dentists, nurses, nurse practitioners, ambulance officers, veterinary practitioners, pharmaceutical wholesalers and pharmaceutical manufacturing licence holders, and persons in charge of a laboratory used for the purpose of analysis or research.

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Legislative requirements for pharmacists when handling drugs, including the supply of Schedule 8 drugs under NSW Opioid Treatment Program, the dispensing of prescriptions for psychostimulants and the initiation and administration of Influenza Vaccine by NSW pharmacist.

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