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.

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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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Section 100 co‑payments

Eligible patients do not need to pay co-payments for s100 Highly Specialised Drugs or s100 injectable and infusible chemotheraphy medicines in NSW.
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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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Hospitals

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

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Other health practitioners

Other 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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Pharmacists

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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