Department of Health

Information relating to specific drugs that are misused

Within the legislative controls around Schedule 8 poisons, a number of drugs have complex requirements. These include opioids, benzodiazepines and psychostimulants. Medical practitioners must ensure that they understand their requirements when prescribing these medications, and that the relevant permits have been obtained. They must also ensure that these medications are used appropriately, to maximise benefit while minimising harm.

Reviewed 30 November 2021

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Contact details

Postal address: Medicines and Poisons Regulation Department of Health GPO Box 4057 Melbourne VIC 3001

Medicines and Poisons Regulation Department of Health

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