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Final decisions amending, or not amending, the current Poisons Standard, November 2018

Part A - Amendments to the Poisons Standard referred to expert advisory committee

29 November 2018

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1.4. Codeine

1. Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling (ACMS #24)

Delegate's final decision

The delegate's final decision under regulation 42ZCZR of the Therapeutic Goods Regulations 1990 (the Regulations) is not to amend the current Poisons Standard in relation to codeine.

Reasons:

As no new evidence has been received to alter the interim decision for codeine, the delegate has confirmed that the final decision and reasons for the final decision are identical to the interim decision.

Public submissions on the interim decision

No public submissions were received before the second closing date in response to an invitation published on 10 September 2018 under regulation 42ZCKP of the Regulations.

Interim decision

The interim decision was published on the TGA website on 10 September 2018 at Scheduling delegates' interim decisions and invitation for further comment: ACMS, September 2018 – 1.4 Codeine.

Scheduling proposal

The pre-meeting scheduling proposal for codeine was published on the TGA website on 10 April 2018 at Consultation: Proposed amendments to the Poisons Standard being referred to the June 2018 meetings of the ACCS, ACMS and Joint ACCS/ACMS.

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