Medicines and Technology Programs
Responsible for medicines policy, medicines education, administration of controlled substances legislation and health technology assessment
Information and resources for healthcare professionals to:
SA Health’s Medicines and Technology Programs branch is responsible for medicines policy, programs, strategic advice and governance within the South Australian public sector in association with number of statewide strategic medicines committees.
Electronic prescriptions enable the prescribing and dispensing of medicines without the need for a paper prescription.
Pharmacists may substitute a prescribed medicine that is in serious shortage for another medicine, in accordance with certain conditions and under a Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) Serious Shortage Medicine Substitution Notice.
New regulations in effect from 4 June 2021 will require that the Schedule 4 drug, pentobarbital injection be stored in a locked container to prevent unauthorised access.