About us

We are responsible for administration of the NSW Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1966 and the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008.

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Prescribers 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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Legislative requirements for pharmacists, including the supply of Schedule 8 drugs under the NSW Opioid Treatment Program, dispensing of prescriptions for psychostimulants and initiation and administration of influenza vaccine.

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SafeScript NSW

SafeScript NSW will give prescribers and pharmacists real-time information about your prescription history for certain high-risk medicines such as opioids and benzodiazepines to help them make safer decisions about your care and to keep you safe when taking your medicines.

Cannabis medicines

Requirements for prescribing, supplying and dispensing cannabis medicines including manufacture, wholesale supply and storage.

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Information on medication handling, procurement, storage, prescribing, supplying, dispensing and administration within the NSW hospital system.

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Licences and authorisations

Apply for or renew a licence to supply by wholesale scheduled substances, or apply for an authority to obtain or supply a scheduled substance.

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Patients and consumers

Information on managing chronic pain, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and treatment for opiate addiction.

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Other health practitioners

Other people 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 people in charge of a research or analysis laboratory.

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Residential care

Requirements for prescribing, dispensing and recording of scheduled substances at residential aged care facilities under the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods legislation.

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Current as at: Wednesday 15 November 2023
Contact page owner: Pharmaceutical Services