Other schedules on the agenda

While attention has been firmly focused on the controversial codeine up-scheduling recommendation, the TGA’s Advisory Committee on Medicine Scheduling has also made a raft of other proposals at its October meeting.  

The ACMS has accepted a request to downschedule the proton pump inhibitor esomeprazole from S3 to S2.

Esomeprazole will be available as a S2 medicine in packs of up to seven days’ supply, from 1 February 2016, as an “oral preparation containing 20 mg or less per dosage unit for the relief of