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Drug Scheduling: Understanding the Basics

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All medicines in Australia are categorised by how they are made accessible to the public. ‘Scheduling’ is the name given to this system. It is intended to protect the health and safety of the public.

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Some medicines have an inherently higher chance of causing harm than others, while other medicines are more likely to be misused because they have high rates of dependency or addiction.

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23 Apr 2021
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05 Jun 2021
Good knowledge!
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24 Feb 2020
Good information. Easy to follow. Right length for article
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13 May 2021
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Caroline Lawson
06 Jul 2021
Is education and provided the standards and the schedules of medication categories going from 1 to 9 provide information on what schedule of medication
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