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Schedule 8 drugs prescribing? Dexamphetamines

By ElleCeleste - 30 August 2010 18

Dear Rioters, 

Does anybody have any information about the prescribing of schedule 8 drugs in the ACT?

i.e. can a GP doctor prescribe under any circumstances – including if one’s specialist is not available to prescribe etc. 

Is there any other doctor who is authorised to prescribe schedule 8?

Thank you in advance.

What’s Your opinion?


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Schedule 8 drugs prescribing? Dexamphetamines
squashee 1:26 pm 31 Aug 10

Is that the same peer reviewed source which says we have global warming – when Canberra has just had the coldest winter in a decade.

Peer reviewed sources can, and do say whatever they like – whether they are sponsored by certain groups with an agenda or are trying to control public policy.

Is Riot-Act not a peer-reviewed source?

Tooks 1:09 pm 31 Aug 10

squashee said :

ADHD is caused by bad parents – let’s ban them.

I used to think the same, until I dealt with a kid who had been diagnosed with ADHD. In his case, it was way beyond just naughty behaviour.

Having said that, in my (layman’s) opinion, ADHD is over-diagnosed.

astrojax 12:59 pm 31 Aug 10

squashee said :

1. Kids of parents who have never attempted to control them, then blame the fake disease ADHD for their behaviour

fake? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2082674/?tool=pmcentrez

peer-reviewed source – where’s yours?

p1 11:40 am 31 Aug 10

squashee said :

ADHD is caused by bad parents – let’s ban them.

I’ve thought it is too easy to get a breeding licence for a long time.

Pommy bastard 11:34 am 31 Aug 10

sepi said :

There is now a suggestion that ADHD can be caused by agricultural chemicals on food.
Let’s start with banning those.

There is “a suggestion” that ADHD does not exist, should we ban kids?

squashee 11:14 am 31 Aug 10

ADHD is caused by bad parents – let’s ban them.

Pommy bastard 11:05 am 31 Aug 10

ElleCeleste is really David Tucker, do I get a prize?

sepi 11:02 am 31 Aug 10

There is now a suggestion that ADHD can be caused by agricultural chemicals on food.
Let’s start with banning those.

squashee 9:32 am 31 Aug 10

Haha. Explains a lot.

Dexamphetamine users generally fall into one of two groups.

1. Kids of parents who have never attempted to control them, then blame the fake disease ADHD for their behaviour

2. Druggies who are using it as a cheap alternative to buying speed – very cheap at $5.40 for a couple of hundred tablets.

Dexamphetamine should be banned altogether – it has no purpose.

Deano 11:43 pm 30 Aug 10

squashee said :

Why would you need dexamphetamine?

Probably because the oxycontin has become too hard to get.

squashee 10:50 pm 30 Aug 10

Why would you need dexamphetamine?

astrojax 1:39 pm 30 Aug 10

homeone said :

Why not simply ask your GP or ring ACT Health ….

like they’d know anything we don’t…

homeone 10:56 am 30 Aug 10

Why not simply ask your GP or ring ACT Health ….

p1 10:13 am 30 Aug 10

I don’t know what the schedule numbers etc are, but I had my GP prescribe something one time, she had to ring up and give some details of the scrip and get a authorisation code.

Inappropriate 9:57 am 30 Aug 10

Any GP can legally prescribe it, but they’ll only do it in extreme circumstances (i.e., you can’t see your specialist and you’ve run out and need an emergency script).

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