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Controlled drugs for destruction

Do not send S8 drugs to Forensic and Scientific Services for destruction.

Commencing on 27 September 2021, the Medicines and Poisons Act 2019 has changed the way controlled drugs are required to be destroyed.

From this date, Forensic and Scientific Services will no longer be required to destroy Schedule 8 (S8) drugs in Queensland.

The Queensland Health fact sheet, 'Disposal of S8 medicine waste' (September 2021) (PDF, 165.3 KB) provides practical information about the destruction of S8 drugs.

Last updated: 29 September 2021