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Scheduling (national classification system)

Scheduling is a national classification system that controls how medicines and chemicals are made available to the consumers in order to protect public health.

Medicines and chemicals are classified into Schedules according to the level of regulatory control over the availability of the medicine or chemical required to protect public health and safety. The Schedules are published in the Poisons Standard and are given legal effect through state and territory legislation.

For details go to Scheduling of medicines & poisons.

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Poisons Standard

State and territory information

Amending the Poisons Standard and consultation coversheets


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