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Sunday, December 5, 2021

Looks Like tHe TGA Are Going To Make It Easier To Prescribe Medical Cannabis & They Are Holding A Webinar About It On 22 & 23 November

Here’s what they say and how you can register for their webinar ..

 

Medicinal cannabis – Changes to Special Access Scheme (SAS) and Authorised Prescriber applications

9 November 2021

This webinar will explain how medical practitioners can apply to access certain medicinal cannabis medicines via the Authorised Prescriber Established History of use pathway (no ethics committee approval required) and guide you through applying to prescribe ‘unapproved’ medicinal cannabis products by category of active ingredient.

Background

As of 22 November 2021, Special Access Scheme and Authorised Prescriber applications for unapproved medicinal cannabis products will be made by active ingredient under a category based on cannabinoid content, rather than by trade name. This approach allows flexibility in brand substitution when needed, i.e. in the event of product shortage or discontinuation.

Certain medicinal cannabis medicines have been included in the Authorised Prescriber ‘Established history of use’ pathway, by reference to active ingredient categories, dosage forms and indications. Approval from a Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) approval or specialist college endorsement is not required before applying to the TGA to become an Authorised Prescriber of these products.

How do I register?

Session 1

When: Monday, 22 November 2021
Where: Online webinar
Time: 12pm-1pm

Register for webinar

Session 2

When: Tuesday, 23 November 2021
Where: Online webinar
Time: 12pm-1pm

Register for webinar

Tags:webinar
URL:https://www.tga.gov.au/node/941195

 

Source: https://www.tga.gov.au/medicinal-cannabis-changes-special-access-scheme-sas-and-authorised-prescriber-applications

 

Australia’s Cannabiz site have (apparently some more info) but we’re in the dark as it is behind a paywall

TGA unveils major shake-up of Special Access and Authorised Prescriber schemes

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