State‐based legal requirements for Schedule 8 prescriptions: why so complicated?

  title={State‐based legal requirements for Schedule 8 prescriptions: why so complicated?},
  author={Andy C Hua and Finna Shen and Xiaoting Ge},
  journal={Medical Journal of Australia},
doi: 10.5694/mja14.01587 Medicines and Poisons are strictly regulated because of the high risk of misuse and/or physical and psychological dependence associated with them. They have to be prescribed, dispensed, documented and destroyed in specific ways that are in compliance with each state and territory’s different drug regulations. S8 medicines are under stricter control than Schedule 4 (S4) medicines (other prescription-only drugs), for which requirements have been standardised between… Expand

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A general practitioner's legal obligations when prescribing Schedule 8 drugs (drugs of addiction), with particular emphasis on dealing with patients who are drug dependent, are examined. Expand
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    Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996 (Qld), ss 79
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