The list of medicines monitored by SafeScript NSW were considered by a panel of medical experts based on which medicines have the potential to cause the most harm to the community in NSW.
Monitored medicines include:
Including but not limited to buprenorphine, codeine, fentanyl, hydromorphone, methadone, morphine, oxycodone, pethidine, tapentadol, tramadol
Benzodiazepines (prescribed for anxiety or sleep)
Including but not limited to alprazolam, bromazepam, clobazam, clonazepam, diazepam, flunitrazepam, lorazepam, midazolam, nitrazepam, oxazepam, temazepam
Other sleeping aids
Psychostimulants (prescribed for ADHD and narcolepsy)
Dexamfetamine, lisdexamfetamine, methylphenidate
Ketamine, pregabalin, quetiapine, cannabis based medicines in Schedule 8
A full list of monitored medicines is included in the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008 (Appendix E).