Amygdalin and hydrocyanic acid: Notice of final decisions – Poisons Standard

Today’s important member alert contains important information for members, including sponsors, manufacturers, retailers and practitioners, in relation to the TGA’s decision not to amend the Poisons Standard for amygdalin and hydrocyanic acid.

Whilst amygdalin for therapeutic use has been prohibited via Scheduling for many years, it can be a substance found in low or trace amounts in a range of foods and herbal medicines from the Prunus (such as almond, cherry) and Malus (apple) species

Members are strongly encouraged to read today’s full alert for further details, context and possible impacts. Today’s alert also includes a timeline summarising the Scheduling history of amygdalin.

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