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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.
- PBS Safety Net
- Taking and sending PBS medicines overseas for the public
- Taking and sending PBS medicines overseas for healthcare providers
- Safety Net 20 Day Rule
- Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
- Section 100
- Streamlined authority
- Doctor’s bag
- Closing the gap PBS co-payment - Information for pharmacists
- Closing the gap PBS co-payment - Information booklet
- Reciprocal Health Care Agreements
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.
- National clinical guidelines and procedures for the use of buprenorphine in the treatment of opioid dependence
- National clinical guidelines and procedures for the use of methadone in the treatment of opioid dependence
- NSW: Opioid treatment program clinical guidelines for methadone and buprenorphine treatment of opioid dependence
- SA: Pharmacy legislation, guidelines and resources regarding methadone, buprenorphine and other drugs of dependence
- ACT: The ACT opioid maintenance treatment program guidelines
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