Emergency supply

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If you’re working in a registered retail pharmacy, this guide will help you understand the requirements of emergency prescription-only medicines (POMs) supply at the request of a prescriber or patient, and dispels some myths about emergency supplies.

First Published: 28 September 2016
Updated: 10 January 2024

Sections on this page

  • To supply or not to supply?
  • Emergency supply at the request of a prescriber
  • Emergency supply at the request of a patient
  • Relevant prescribers
  • How do I check registration?
  • Further information 

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