Queensland Health provides advice on the scheduling, storage, packaging, labelling and sale of medicines and poisons in order to minimise the risk to human health from toxic substances in the environment.
Safe storage and manufacture of controlled drugs
Queensland Health provides advice and information to pharmacies, medical centres, dentists, veterinary surgeries, hospitals, licensed manufacturers and wholesalers of controlled drugs for the safe and secure storage of controlled drugs to ensure compliance with the Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996. An environmental health officer can inspect your premises to ensure storage facilities comply with the Regulation.
Advice and assistance is also provided to help your business comply with legislation by providing information on what drugs and/or poisons may be manufactured or sold. In particular, if you wish to manufacture drugs or poisons you can contact your local Public Health Unit to organise an inspection of your business premises and make recommendations on compliance and safety.
Scheduling, labelling and packaging of medicines and poisons
Queensland Health can assist you:
in applying The Poisons Standard - the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons (SUSMP) to identify under which schedules of the Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation particular medicines and poisons are classified
by explaining the requirements of the regulations, especially in relation to labelling and packaging requirements
with information and advice regarding the restrictions and requirements relating to the sale and storage of drugs and poisons as required by regulation.
Therapeutic goods standards advice
Queensland Health provides advice on the requirements for packaging and labelling of therapeutic goods and other drugs. As a therapeutic goods and other drugs manufacturer, wholesaler and importer, you can obtain advice on the standards set out in the Health Regulation, the Commonwealth Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 and the Commonwealth Therapeutic Goods Regulations. Information available includes:
packaging and labelling
storage and security