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Medicines—regulatory advice

Find fact sheets, newsletters and information to help you comply with the legislation governing the manufacture, sale, licensing and use of medicines in Queensland.

Asthma and anaphylaxis

Fact sheets regarding changes to the legislation allowing pharmacist to sell adrenaline (commonly known by the brand name Epipen) and salbutamol and terbutaline (asthma reliever medicines) for the purpose of stocking and maintaining a first-aid kit.

Fact sheet regarding the required learning objectives for asthma management courses in order for them  to meet Queensland Health requirements for the Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996 (HDPR).

Fact sheet to inform schools; workplaces; emergency services  about the regulations for use of S3 salbutamol or S3 terbutaline (blue/grey reliever medication) to provide asthma first aid in Queensland schools, workplaces and at community events.

Prescribing and dispensing scheduled substances

Tools and resources

Some useful documents to assist with meeting regulatory obligations.

Visiting health practitioners (declared major events)

Information for visiting health practitioners during events declared under the Major Events Act 2014.

Dispensing records visiting health practitioners—requirement to send a copy of dispensed prescriptions to Queensland Health.

Wholesale sales of S2 and S3 medicines Wholesalers—requirement to send a report of Schedule 2 (Pharmacy Only) or Schedule 3 (Pharmacist Only) medicines sold to visiting health practitioners during a major event to Queensland Health.

Last updated: 20 March 2018