Notice of interim decisions to amend (or not to amend) the current Poisons Standard - ACMS/ACCS/Joint ACMS-ACCS meeting, June 2020

Closed 13 Oct 2020

Opened 9 Sep 2020

Feedback updated 23 Dec 2020

We asked

Public consultation on the Delegate’s interim decisions, in relation to scheduling proposals referred to the June 2020 meetings of the Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling (ACMS) and the Advisory Committee on Chemicals Scheduling (ACCS), was held between 9 September 2020 and 13 October 2020.

You said

We received 41 submissions in response to the consultation. Respondents provided feedback on the proposed changes to the Poisons Standard. We appreciate all of the feedback we received.

We did

The Delegate considered all submissions in making the final decision on these proposals.

Final decisions regarding oxymetazoline, eletriptan, clotrimazole, sildenafil, ibuprofen and cumyl-pegaclone were published on 25 November 2020.

The final decision for cannabidiol (private application and delegate initiated) was published on 15 December 2020.

Published responses

View submitted responses where consent has been given to publish the response.


Scheduling amendments referred to expert advisory committee

This consultation is for interim decisions made in relation to applications and delegate initiated proposals to amend the scheduling in the Poisons Standard, following advice sought at the 23-25 June 2020 meetings of the Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling (ACMS), and the Advisory Committee on Chemicals Scheduling (ACCS).

All submissions received will be considered by the delegate along with advice from the Advisory Committees before they make a final decision.

The interim decisions under consultation are detailed in the Public Notice of interim decision, June 2020.

The closing date for these consultations is close of business 13 October 2020.

Note that the interim decision on nicotine is not published in this notice. Publication is planned for 23 September 2020.

Substances for which public comment is sought



What happens next

All public submissions will be published on the TGA website at Public submissions on scheduling matters, unless marked confidential or indicated otherwise in the submission information (see Privacy and your Personal information).

Following consideration of public submissions received before the closing date and advice from the expert advisory committee/s, decisions on the proposed amendments are anticipated to be published as final decisions on the TGA website: Scheduling delegate's final decisions  in  February 2021.


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