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Drug information: Legislation

This page contains links to resources related to legislation around the topic area of drugs and medicines that may be of interest to anaesthetists, pain specialists and medical professionals.

Drugs and poisons legislation (Australia and New Zealand)

Australian Capital Territory Legislation

Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 2008

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Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008

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New South Wales Legislation

Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1966 No 31​

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Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008

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WebsiteVisit this website for further information about NSW legislation, as applies to medicines, drugs and poisons.

Northern Territory Legislation

Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 2012

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Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulations 2014

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InformationClick here for further information about&Medicines and Poisons Control, which is responsible for the monitoring and control of supply of scheduled substances in the Northern Territory (NT).

Queensland Legislation

Health Act 1937 - Part 4: Drugs and other articles

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Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996

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South Australia Legislation

Controlled Substances Act 1984

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Controlled Substances (Controlled Drugs, Precursors and Plants) Regulations 2014

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Controlled Substances (Poisons) Regulations 2011

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Tasmania Legislation

Poisons Act 1971

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Poisons Regulations 2018

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Victorian Legislation

Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981

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Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances&Regulations 2017

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WebsiteVisit this website for further information on medicines and poisons regulation.

Western Australia Legislation

Medicines and Poisons Act 2014

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Medicines and Poisons Regulations 2016

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InformationClick here for further information about new legislation&for the regulation of medicines and poisons in Western Australia, which replaces the&Poisons Act 1964 and Poisons Regulations 1965.

New Zealand Legislation

Medicines Act 1981

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InformationClick here for further information about the Medicines Act 1981, which regulates medicines, related products and medical devices in New Zealand.

Misuse of Drugs Act 1975

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InformationClick here for further information about&controlled drugs in NZ, which include&medicines available on prescription from a health professional.

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