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Yukon drug schedules

In October 2010, the Drug Regulation came into force. Based on this legislation, Yukon’s drug schedules are now aligned with and change according to the national drug scheduling model developed by NAPRA, the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities.

National Drug Schedules - Overwiew

The Standards of Practice for Schedule II and II drugs apply in Yukon as well (Yukon Drug Regulation, Appendix Section 2).

How do you conduct a search?

When searching for the schedule of a drug in Yukon, consider using the following process:

1. Search the national drug schedules on the NAPRA website.

If the drug is included in the national schedule, it will appear with an indication of which schedule it is in and the date that a scheduling decision was made.

The website’s footnotes provide additional information about drugs on the list including summary. When summary appears, you can click on the link to see a summary of the information that was considered in making the scheduling decision.

Some drugs do not appear on the national drug schedules because they were marketed prior to the creation of the schedules and/or no request has been made to the National Drug Scheduling Advisory Committee (NDSAC).

2. If the drug does not appear on the national drug schedules, search Health Canada’s Drug Product Database (DPD).

You can search by DIN, product name, generic name, or active ingredient.

When you search for a drug, this database will indicate which Federal schedule the drug is in. Drugs which are federally scheduled in Schedule F to the Food and Drug Regulations and in the schedules to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act are included in Schedule 1 of NAPRA's National Drug Schedules.

The DPD Online Query page includes a link to DPD Terminology which provides additional information on search methods, terminology and federal drug schedules.