Schedules 5, 6 and 7: the forgotten schedules (AJP Nov 2019)

Accredited CPD
Group 2 

Provider: AJP
Author: Kevin de Vries

CPD Credits: 2


This article takes a closer look at the medicines, chemicals and poisons that are classified in Schedules 5, 6 and 7. It discusses some aspects that pharmacists should consider if they are called upon to supply poisons, dangerous poisons or chemicals of security concern

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  1. distinguish between the restrictions of medicines and chemicals placed in Schedules 5, 6 and 7;
  2. identify common pharmacy items that are placed in Schedules 5, 6 and 7;
  3. recognise chemicals of security concern;
  4. recall safe handling, packaging and labelling requirements when called upon to decant or repackage a hazardous chemical or poison.

The 2016 Competency Standards addressed by this activity include: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1

Accreditation number:  CX19068   Accreditation expires: 1/11/2021
This activity has been accredited for 1.0 hour of Group One CPD (or 1.0 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which may be converted to 1.0 hour of Group Two CPD (or 2.0 CPD credits) upon successful completion of the associated assessment activity.