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Scheduling delegate's final decision: codeine, December 2016

Scheduling medicines and poisons

25 January 2017

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Summary of delegate’s final decisions

1. Scheduling proposals referred to the July/August 2015 and March 2016 meeting of the Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling (ACMS# 15 and ACMS#17)

Summary of delegate’s final decisions

Substance Final decision
Codeine Schedule 8 - Amend Entry

CODEINE except when included in Schedule 4.

Schedule 4 - Amend Entry

CODEINE when compounded with one or more other therapeutically active substances:

  1. in divided preparations containing 30 mg or less of codeine per dosage unit; or
  2. in undivided preparations containing 1 per cent or less of codeine.

Schedule 3 - Delete Entry

Schedule 2 - Delete Entry

Implementation date: 1 February 2018.

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