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Scheduling delegates' interim decisions and invitation for further comment: ACCS/ACMS, November 2017

Scheduling medicines and poisons

5 February 2018

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2. Joint meeting of the Advisory Committee on Chemicals and Medicines Scheduling (ACCS/ACMS #17)

Summary of delegate’s interim decisions
Substance Interim Decision
Helium Helium does not require scheduling.
Salts of Boric Acid

Schedule 5 – Amend Entry

BORIC ACID except

  1. when included in Schedule 4; or
  2. in preparations, other than insect baits, containing 1 per cent or less calculated as boron; or
  3. in hand cleaning preparations.

Index – Amend Entry

BORIC ACID
cross reference: BORAX, BORON

The proposed implementation date is 1 October 2018.

Polihexanide

Schedule 6 – Amend Entry

POLIHEXANIDE except

  1. in cosmetic preparations containing 0.3 per cent or less of polihexanide; or
  2. when packed and labelled for therapeutic use, or
  3. in other preparations containing 5 per cent or less of polihexanide.

Appendix F, Part 3 – Amend Entry

POLIHEXANIDE

Warning Statement: 28 (Repeated exposure may cause sensitisation).

Safety Directions: 1 (Avoid contact with eyes); 4 (Avoid contact with skin); 8 (Avoid breathing dust (or) vapour (or) spray mist).

Index Entry – Amend Entry

POLIHEXANIDE
cross reference: 1-(diaminomethylidene)-2-hexylguanidine, poly (iminocarbonimidoyliminocarbonimidoyl imino-1,6-hexanediyl), polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB)

Schedule 6
Appendix E, Part 2
Appendix F, Part 3

The proposed implementation date is 1 June 2018.

Cimicoxib

Schedule 4 – New Entry

CIMICOXIB.

The proposed implementation date is 1 June 2018.

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