Queensland clarifies alprazolam script rules

Pharmacists in Queensland are allowed to dispense schedule 4 prescriptions for alprazolam, if they were written before 1 February, the state’s Department of Health says.

Justin Lee, Queensland’s Department of Health’s medication safety manager, moved to explain the situation in the state following Pharmacy News’s report yesterday, which highlighted the confusion many pharmacists across the country were experiencing since the drug was rescheduled as an S8 poison.

Mr Lee said the information