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National Drug Scheduling Advisory Committee


The National Drug Scheduling Advisory Committee (NDSAC) was formed by the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) in August, 1995. It was established to advise the provincial pharmacy regulatory authorities on matters relating to the placement of drugs within a three schedule/four category national model, through:

  • application of the drug scheduling factors and the cascading principle in making schedule recommendations. Determination of the appropriate schedule for a drug is made using the factors to find the best "fit".
  • recommendations on the appropriate conditions and place of sale of drugs in Canada, and
  • evaluation and maintenance of the drug scheduling factors.