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From 1 October 2021, consumers with a valid Australian medical prescription will be able to access nicotine e-cigarettes and nicotine liquids in Australia.
If a medical practitioner determines that nicotine e-cigarettes are a suitable smoking cessation option for their patient, the medical practitioner can apply to the TGA for authority to prescribe the unapproved product through the Authorised Prescriber Scheme or the Special Access Scheme (SAS).
Dispensing nicotine e-cigarettes
Pharmacists can dispense a prescription for nicotine e-cigarettes with evidence of a SAS or Authorised Prescriber approval.
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From 1st October 2021, consumers will need a valid prescription from an Australian-registered medical practitioner. If you determine that an unapproved nicotine e-cigarette product is clinically suitable for a patient, there are three pathways for medical practitioners to access the product:
1) Authorised Prescriber scheme
2) Special Access Scheme (SAS)
3) Personal Importation Scheme
If a patient intends to fill their prescription at an Australian (physical or on-line) pharmacy, you will need to apply to the TGA for access to the product through the Authorised Prescriber Scheme (medical practitioners only) or the Special Access Scheme Category B before you provide a prescription.
Why become an Authorised Prescriber?
Products available through Australian Pharmacies are fully compliant with the TGO 110 standards versus products through the Personal Importation Scheme are only in-part compliant.
Authorised Prescriber scheme
Recent changes to the Authorised Prescriber Scheme mean that medical practitioners may apply for Authorised Prescriber approval to prescribe nicotine e-cigarettes as an aid to stop smoking without the need for ethics committee approval.
Once a doctor becomes an Authorised Prescriber, they do not need to notify the TGA each time they prescribe the unapproved product during the period of approval. However, they must report to the TGA the number of patients treated every six months. For the five-year duration of the approval, no further applications or permissions are required.
How to become an Authorised Prescriber?
You can apply to become an Authorised Prescriber of nicotine, using the SAS & Authorised Prescriber Online System(link is external) or downloadable forms. A simplified nicotine-specific online form is available on the Authorised Prescriber dashboard of the SAS & Authorised Prescriber Online System. Following registration, medical practitioners can select the "New Nicotine AP application" button and the required form fields will be pre-filled ready for submission. https://compliance.health.gov.au/sas/
What do I need to complete the registration process?
Medical practitioners submit their name, address and AHPRA number
Are there any registration fees?
There is no charge for applying
Working out dosage is a simple 2 step process:
Step 1 is to determine nicotine dependence
There are 2 methods to determine nicotine dependence.
1) The wider know Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence or
2) The simpler Heaviness of Smoking Index
Once nicotine dependence has been determined, consult the
All prescriptions need to include:
1) Brand name: WILD BY INSTINCT
2) Nicotine concentration & liquid base (ie. 18mg or 50mg
3) Flavour: Tropical, Cool Mint, Wild Harvest, Orchard
4) Volume/Dosage of liquid & number of pods for a 2 week
supply (eg. 1 x 1ml pod per day x 14 days = 14 x Wild 1ml Pods)
5) Number of repeats