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Permissible References for the Written Exam
Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH)
- A concise reference familiar to everyone from university studies. The latest edition may be purchased directly from AMH Pty Ltd or via the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA).
Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary (APF)
- This handbook compiles various useful resources on dispensing, advice to consumers, clinical notes, clinical and therapeutic information, complimentary medicines, health information resources, standards and guidelines. The 21st edition is the latest version. If you do not have a copy from your university studies, the APF is purchasable from the PSA.
- The Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons (SUSMP)
The SUSMP provides the national standard for scheduling, labelling and packaging of poisons throughout Australia. It also contains other miscellaneous regulations and requirements. This document replaces the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Drugs and Poisons (SUSDP).
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
- Supplying Medicines - What Pharmacists Need to Know
This webpage contains basic PBS information on topics such as eligible suppliers, supplying pharmaceutical benefits, suspected forgery, regulation 24, repeat authorisations, authority PBS prescriptions, urgent cases, receipts and emergency drug supplies. Many other useful resources are available on the PBS and Medicare Australia websites. Although these are not listed as permissible materials for the written exam, the Medicine Box strongly recommends use of these for exam preparation.
Acts and Regulations
You may bring the acts and regulations relevant to your state or territory into the exam. Please ensure you have the latest copies of these. All state and Commonwealth legislation may also be accessed on the Australasian Legal Information Institute website.
Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1996
Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008
Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981
Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Regulations 2006
Health (Drugs and Poisons) Act 1937
Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996
Poisons Act 1964
Poisons Regulations 1965
Controlled Substances Act 1984
Controlled Substances (Poisons) Regulations 1996
Poisons Act 1971
Poisons Regulations 2008
Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 2008
Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008
Poisons and Dangerous Drugs Act
Poisons and Dangerous Drugs Regulations