Friday, November 24, 2017

TGA Workshops: Codeine up-scheduling

From 1 February 2018, medicines containing codeine will no longer be available over the counter in pharmacies.

The Department of Health Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is working in collaboration with Primary Health Networks and pain specialists to ensure health professionals dealing with chronic and acute pain management have alternative strategies to use in preparation for 1 February and beyond.

The TGA is running an evening workshop on the up-scheduling of codeine. Come along and learn more about the changes and engage with senior TGA representatives as well as leading specialists in acute and chronic pain management and addiction.

Workshop details

Date: Tuesday 28 November 2017
Time: Arrival 5pm for 6pm start
Location: Mantra on Russell, 222 Russell St Melbourne.


If you are interested in attending, please email with the following information:

  • Full name of representative/s attending
  • Name of organisation and/or your position
  • Phone number and email address of attendees
  • Topic suggestions for discussion panel
  • The location of your event
  • Dietary requirements if applicable

Coffee, tea and light finger food will be provided for an hour before the workshop commences.

For further information please visit the TGA Codeine Information Hub.

For further enquiries, please contact TGA Regulatory Education on 1800 020 653 or email