Presentations: Codeine up-scheduling workshops, Perth, 30 November 2017

4 January 2018

The TGA held a series of workshops on the up-scheduling of codeine in November 2017. Below are the presentations from the Melbourne workshop.

For further information about changes to medicines containing codeine, see the Codeine information hub.

Disclaimer

These presentation papers are provided on the TGA's website solely for the purpose of indicating or suggesting what TGA representatives spoke about to the various conferences and seminars to which it relates. The papers are not legislative in nature and should not be taken to be statements of any law or policy in any way.

The Australian Government Department of Health (of which the TGA is a part) advises that (a) the presentation papers should not be relied upon in any way as representing a comprehensive description of regulatory requirements, and (b) cannot guarantee, and assumes no legal liability or responsibility for, the accuracy, currency or completeness of the information contained in the presentation paper.

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Taming the Big Bad Wolf of codeine abuse

  • Presented by: Dr Stephen Proud - Psychiatrist and Addiction specialist, Abbotsford Hospital, Blackwood River Clinic (WA)
  • Presented at: TGA workshop: Codeine up-scheduling, 30 November 2017
  • Presentation summary: This presentation provide an overview of opioid dependence.

Presentation: Taming the Big Bad Wolf of codeine abuse (pdf, 461kb)*

Managing codeine dependence

  • Presented by: Rene Vytialingam FRACGp FAChAM – Addiction medicine consultant, Next Step Drug and Alcohol Services
  • Presented at: TGA workshop: Codeine up-scheduling, 30 November 2017
  • Presentation summary: This presentation provides an overview of managing codeine dependence.

Presentation: Managing codeine dependence (pdf, 1,160kb)*

Codeine: The facts

  • Presented by: Dr Suzi Nielsen Bpharm, PhD, MPS, National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre
  • Presented at: TGA workshop: Codeine up-scheduling, 30 November 2017
  • Presentation summary: This presentation provides an overview of the codeine facts.

Presentation: Codeine: The facts (pdf, 967kb)*

Changes to codeine product access

  • Presented by: Adj Prof John Skerritt, Deputy Secretary, Health Products Regulation Group, Commonwealth Department of Health
  • Presented at: TGA workshop: Codeine up-scheduling, 30 November 2017
  • Presentation summary: This presentation provides an overview of the background to the decision to up-schedule codeine-containing compounds.

Presentation: Changes to codeine product access (pdf, 896kb)*

Additional communication and education activities

  • Presented by: Avi Rebera, Assistant Secretary, Regulatory Engagement and Planning, Health Products Regulation Group, Commonwealth Department of Health
  • Presented at: TGA workshop: Codeine up-scheduling, 30 November 2017
  • Presentation summary: This presentation provides an overview of the communication and education activities being supported by the government as part of the transition for the up-scheduling of codeine.

Presentation: Additional communication and education activities (pdf,313kb)