Breathing space for OTC codeine

A final decision on the rescheduling of codeine-containing medicines has been deferred for 12 months.

It was announced this morning that the TGA medicines scheduling delegate has “deferred making a final decision at this time regarding the possible rescheduling of codeine”.

“This is due to the large number of submissions received during the most recent consultation period, and the deferral of a decision will allow the Delegates’ final decisions and reasons for decisions submissions and the subsequent information provided to be thoroughly