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Scheduling delegate's final decisions: ACCS, April 2015

Scheduling medicines and poisons

21 April 2015

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Part A - Final decisions on matters referred to an expert advisory committee (ACCS-ACMS #10)

2. Scheduling proposals referred to the November 2014 meeting of the Advisory Committee on Chemicals Scheduling and Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling (ACCS-ACMS #10)

Summary of delegates' final decisions

Substance Final decision
Lemongrass oil
Appendix B - Delete entry

LEMONGRASS OIL

Schedule 5 - New entry

LEMONGRASS OIL in cosmetic and household cleaning preparations except in preparations containing 5 per cent or less of 3,7-dimethyl-2,6-octadienal.

Implementation date - 1 June 2015

Polihexanide
Schedule 5 - Delete entry

POLIHEXANIDE except in preparations containing 5 per cent or less of polihexanide.

Schedule 6 - New entry

POLIHEXANIDE except:

  1. in preparations containing 5 per cent or less of polihexanide; or
  2. when packed and labelled for therapeutic use.
Appendix E, Part 2 - New entry

POLIHEXANIDE - Standard Statements - E1

Implementation date - 1 June 2015

2.1 Lemongrass oil

Scheduling proposal

The chemicals and medicines scheduling delegates (the delegates) referred the following scheduling proposal for consideration by the joint committee of the Advisory Committee on Chemicals Scheduling and the Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling (ACCS-ACMS):

  • To delete the lemongrass oil entry from Appendix B and to develop a listing in Schedule 5 to complement the entry for 3,7-dimethyl-2-6,-octadienal and its isomers.

The committee was asked to discuss and consider the resolutions with an implementation date of either 1 June 2015/1 October 2015/1 February 2016.

This item was initiated by the delegates as one of the outcomes foreshadowed in the delegates' interim decision on 3,7-dimethyl-2-6,-octadienal and its isomers.

In August 2014, the delegates indicated that, based on advice received from the November ACCS meeting and the July ACCS-ACMS meeting, an interim decision was made for a new listing in Schedule 5 for 3,7-DIMETHYL-2-6,-OCTADIENAL and its isomers, in cosmetic and household cleaning preparations except in preparations containing 5 per cent or less of 3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadienal isomers. The interim decision noted that since lemongrass oil can contain up to 90% of citral, there is a need to review the current Appendix B entry for lemongrass oil.

Delegates' reasons for referring this to the committee
The delegates' reason for referring this scheduling proposal to the joint ACCS-ACMS was that, in accordance with section 4.2 of the Scheduling Policy Framework (SPF), advice is expected to be obtained from a relevant advisory committee for all rescheduling proposals.

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