Looking up drug legal classifications
For Hong Kong registered drugs
This tutorial will show you how to look up the classification of a drug using the following methods and discuss their pros and cons:
- Drug Office's 'Search Drugs Database'
- PSHK's 'Consolidated List of Poisons, Antibiotics and Dangerous Drugs'
- MIMS HK
- The Pharmacy and Poisons Regulations (Cap 138A)
- The Drug Office's 'Guide to "Class" Entries'
Started this online tutorial platform in September 2017. I have a BPharm (1996) and a PhD in Pharmacognosy (2003) obtained from the University of London School of Pharmacy and have worked in community and in hospital in the UK. Since moving to Hong Kong several years ago I have passed the registration exams (2012). I have also taught pharmacology and human disease topics to pharmacy technicians and student nurses, which included writing exams and marking them. The Facebook group I run provides support for pharmacists taking the Hong Kong pharmacy registration exams.