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Transportation Safety & Potentially Sedating or Impairing Medications. The Australian Regulatory & Professional Partnership . Jenny Bergin The Pharmacy Guild of Australia. Introduction.

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Transportation safety potentially sedating or impairing medications

Transportation Safety &

Potentially Sedating or

Impairing Medications

The Australian Regulatory

& Professional Partnership

Jenny Bergin

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia


Introduction

Introduction

  • Abundant evidence that some drugs particularly social or illicit drugs (alcohol, cannabis & amphetamines) impair driving performance andrisk of road accidents

  • Approximately 25% of 3400 drivers killed in Australia in road accidents had detectable cannabis, stimulants opioids or psychoactive drugs

  • Of 250 frequently prescribed drugs 25% are either known or suspected of being capable of impairing users’ driving skills & 120 drugs available in Australia require sedation warnings


Regulatory framework

Prescription Only Medicines

Required to be labelled by pharmacist when dispensing

Regulatory Framework

1A.THIS PREPARATION IS TO AID SLEEP.

DROWSINESS MAY CONTINUE THE

FOLLOWING DAY. IF AFFECTED DO NOT

DRIVE OR OPERATE MACHINERY.

AVOID ALCOHOL.

  • THIS MEDICINE MAY CAUSE

  • DROWSINESS AND MAY

  • INCREASE THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL.

  • IF AFFECTED DO NOT DRIVE A MOTOR

  • VEHICLE OR OPERATE MACHINERY

  • THIS MEDICINE MAY AFFECT MENTAL

    • ALERTNESS AND/OR COORDINATION.

    • IF AFFECTED, DO NOT DRIVE A

    • MOTOR VEHICLE OR OPERATE

    • MACHINERY.


Regulatory framework cont

Regulatory Framework (cont.)

  • Non prescription medicines

    • Pharmacist Only Medicines

    • Pharmacy Medicines

  • Clearly written on the container by the manufacturer

    (A condition of the drug’s registration)


Professional framework

Professional Framework

  • Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary & Handbook (APF)

    • Counselling Notes

  • Cautionary & Advisory Labels

  • Dispensing Software

  • Professional Standards & Guidelines, Shelf Talkers, Quality Care Pharmacy Program (QCPP)

  • Information for Consumers

    • Consumers Medicines Information (CMI)

    • Pharmacy Self Care

      • Drugs and Driving Fact Card


Consumer medicines information an extract from temaze cmi

Consumer Medicines Information(An Extract from Temaze CMI)


Counselling notes

Counselling Notes


Driving fact card

Driving Fact Card


The way forward

The way forward


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