You will be required to comply with the requirements listed in this code if you intend to sell medicines in wholesale amounts. The sale of medicines within Australia is restricted by a scheduling system that classifies types of medicines according to the potential risk and harm to persons caused by the supply of the medicine.
Wholesalers include persons or organisations including manufacturers, wholesalers, manufacturer's agents, importers and distributors who store and / or supply wholesale substances and medicines.
As well as complying with the requirements listed within this code of practice, medicine wholesalers must not
- supply sample packs of a controlled medicine
- supply medicines to someone that does not have authority to possess the medicine
- store medicines outside of the recommended storage temperature range.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.