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Scheduling delegate's final decisions: ACCS, November 2015

Scheduling medicines and poisons

19 November 2015

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Glossary

Abbreviation Name
ADI Acceptable daily intake
APVMA Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
ARfD Acute reference dose
CAS Chemical Abstract Service
ECRP Existing Chemicals Review Program
EPA Environmental Protection Authority
ERMA Environmental Risk Management Authority (New Zealand)
FDA Food and Drug Administration (United States)
FSANZ Food Standards Australia New Zealand
GHS Globally Harmonised System for Classification and Labelling of Chemicals
IMAP Inventory Multi-tiered Assessment Prioritisation
INN International Non-proprietary Name
ISO International Standards Organization
LC50 The concentration of a substance that produces death in 50 per cent of a population of experimental organisms. Usually expressed as mg per litre (mg/L) as a concentration in air.
LD50 The concentration of a substance that produces death in 50 per cent of a population of experimental organisms. Usually expressed as milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg) of body weight.
LOAEL Lowest observed adverse effect level
LOEL Lowest observed effect level
NCCTG National Coordinating Committee on Therapeutic Goods
NDPSC National Drugs and Poisons Schedule Committee
NHMRC National Health and Medical Research Council
NICNAS National Industrial Chemicals Notification & Assessment Scheme
NOAEL No observed adverse effect level
NOEL No observable effect level
NOHSC National Occupational Health & Safety Commission
OCSEH Office of Chemical Safety and Environmental Health (now Office of Chemical Safety [OCS])
OCS Office of Chemical Safety (formerly Office of Chemical Safety and Environmental Health [OCSEH])
OET Open Epicutaneous Test
PEC Priority existing chemical
PI Product Information
PIC Poisons Information Centre
QRA Quantitative Risk Assessment
SCCNFP Scientific Committee on Cosmetic and Non-Food Products
SCCP Scientific Committee on Consumer Products
SCCS Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety
SS Standard statement
SUSMP Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons
TGA Therapeutic Goods Administration
WHO World Health Organization
WS Warning statement

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