Tasmanian Codeine Rescheduling Implementation Group

The Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services has convened the Codeine Rescheduling Implementation Group to prepare the community, pharmacists, GPs and the acute care sector for the rescheduling of over-the-counter codeine containing medicines.

The codeine rescheduling decision made by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) means all over-the-counter codeine containing medicines for pain relief, cough and colds containing codeine will be available by prescription only from 1 February 2018.

Visit the TGA Codeine information hub for more information.