From 23 March 2016 it is mandatory for pharmacists to record the details of sales of over-the-counter packs of pseudoephedrine from community pharmacy, in an online, real-time electronic form, at the time of supply, in accordance with the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008.
The electronic recording of pseudoephedrine sales must be in an approved electronic form that meets the Criteria for Electronic Form to Record Pseudoephedrine Sales. The only electronic form that is approved is Project STOP.
The Ministry of Health has engaged the Pharmacy Guild of Australia (NSW Branch) to assist community pharmacies to access Project STOP, and to provide training on its use.
For enquiries regarding available subsidy for new subscriptions to Project STOP, contact the Pharmacy Guild of Australia (NSW Branch) on (02) 9467 7100.
For current subscribers with enquiries regarding web-browser access, technical matters, or functionality of Project STOP, contact the GuildCare Support Team on 1300 137 608, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Guide to the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Legislation for the Supply of Schedule 3 Substances contains some explanatory notes on the new requirements.