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Schedule 8 medicines

Schedule 8 medicines

Drugs of dependence are prescription medicines that have a recognised therapeutic need but also a higher potential for misuse, abuse and dependence. The Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons (SUSMP) classifies medicines into different schedules.

Queensland regulation requires certain persons to obtain an approval or licence to perform certain regulated activities with Schedule 8 medicines (drugs of dependence) in Queensland.

Last updated: 12 December 2017