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Forensic Resources for the Written Exam

It is important to become familiar with additional forensic resources besides those permissible to be taken into the written exam. The Medicine Box recommends the following resources as a starting point.

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)

Have you dispensed a CTG prescription before? What are the guidelines for taking PBS medicines overseas? Can Section 100 medicines be dispensed in community pharmacies? Click on the links below to find out more.


Special Access Scheme

What is the SAS? What must the pharmacy do to obtain medicines under the SAS? Click on the link below to find out more.


Reporting Adverse Reactions

How can adverse reactions be reported? What happens to reported adverse effects? Click on the link below to find out more.


Methadone and Buprenorphine Dispensing

What happens if a patient vomits out a dose? What if you double dose someone by accident? Do you know the procedures and the paperwork required for someone starting on the opioid treatment program for the first time? Can you dispense interstate scripts? Click on the links below to find out more.


Webster Packing

Can cytotoxics be packed into Websters? What about medicines sensitive to light and moisture? How long can medicines generally be kept in Websters for? Click on the links below to find out more.


PM031 Department of Defence Prescriptions

What is a PM031 prescription? Under what conditions can it be dispensed in a community pharmacy? Click on the link below to find out more.


AHPRA Codes and Guidelines

Can testimonials be used when advertising? Is it compulsory to have access to paediatric pharmacopoeia published by an Australian teaching hospital while in the pharmacy? How many CPD points must you collect? Check out the AHPRA website for more details.

  • Pharmacy guidelines on responsibilities of pharmacists when practising as proprietors
  • Pharmacy guidelines for dispensing of medicines
  • Pharmacy guidelines on practice-specific issues
  • Pharmacy guidelines on practice-specific issues - Guideline 1 (list of references)
  • Pharmacy guidelines on specialised supply arrangements
  • Pharmacy guidelines on continuing professional development
  • Pharmacy guidelines for mandatory notifications
  • Pharmacy guidelines for advertising of regulated health services
  • Pharmacy code of conduct for registered health practitioners

Disclaimer: The Medicine Box is unaffiliated with the Pharmacy Board of Australia, the former Pharmacy Board of NSW, the Australian Pharmacy Council or the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. All information published by us is provided from past pharmacy graduates and has not been verified by the above organisations.