Medicines and Poisons Regulations Branch

The Medicines and Poisons Regulation Branch of the Western Australian Department of Health provides advice, develops policy and administers regulatory controls for:

  • medicines, including drugs of dependence (Schedule 8 medicines)
  • therapeutic goods
  • poisons.

The Medicines and Poisons Regulation Branch is responsible for the administration of the Medicines and Poisons Act 2014 (external site), the Medicines and Poisons Regulations 2016 (external site) and the Schedule 8 Medicines Prescribing Code (Word 370KB).

You can also find medicines and poisons information for:

Areas of the Medicines and Poisons Regulation Branch

  • Licences and permits
    Issues licences and permits authorising the possession, supply and sale of medicines and poisons
  • Drugs of dependence
    Issues authorisations to prescribe opioids, benzodiazepines and other Schedule 8 medicines and monitors the prescription of Schedule 8 medicines from reports received from pharmacies.
  • Community Program for Opioid Pharmacotherapy (CPOP)
    Authorises prescribers and patients participating in the Community Program for Opioid Pharmacotherapy (CPOP).
  • Stimulant Regulatory Scheme
    Administers the Stimulant Regulatory Scheme which sets controls on the prescribing and dispensing of stimulant medicines (dexamfetamine, lisdexafetamine and methylphenidate) in Western Australia.
  • Cannabis-based products
    Sets controls on the prescribing and dispensing of Cannabis-Based Products in Western Australia.

More information

Medicines and Poisons Regulation Branch
Mailing address: PO Box 8172, Perth Business Centre, WA 6849
Phone: 9222 6883
Facsimile: 9222 2463
Email: poisons@health.wa.gov.au

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