Australian firms set up one-stop shop for prescriptions and e-liquid

Two Australian vaping businesses have found a way to integrate Australia’s tricky regulatory scheme into their business.

Under Australian law, nicotine is treated as a poison, following the Commonwealth Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons (SUSMP) and most Australian businesses cannot stock nicotine e-liquid.

For an Australian resident to acquire e-liquid with nicotine they must first get a medical certificate. They can then only import a limited supply from overseas or get it made from an accredited compound pharmacy locally.

But now the companies Nicopharm and Nicovape have developed a process where people can get the prescription and the e-liquid in one transaction.

First the customer fills in an online questionnaire and after the assessment within 24 hours by an affiliated doctor, they can order the product.

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