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Enquiry service for clinicians

The Department of Health operates a confidential telephone enquiry service, 13 S8INFO (13 78 46), for medical practitioners which is currently available between 8am and 8pm, 7 days a week. The enquiry service can provide confidential information to doctors/medical practitioners regarding:

To access this service please call 13 78 46.


Last updated: 17 December 2020

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.