Published: 27 July 2015

Safety Information

Psychoactive Substances Authority

How to report an adverse effect to a psychoactive substance

Now that the Psychoactive Substances Act is operational, monitoring the safety of products that have received an interim licence for sale is a critical part of the regulatory scheme. The Psychoactive Substances Regulatory Authority needs information about the side effects of psychoactive substances in order to monitor the safety of licensed psychoactive products. This note provides detailed information to help healthcare practitioners report adverse effects associated with the use of psychoactive products to the Centre for Adverse Reactions Monitoring (CARM). These reports should include the full brand name of the product when this is known.

Phone +64 3 479 7247 to speak to a Medical Advisor at CARM
Online Submit an online report
Prescribers can submit using the online reporting tool available in patient management software
Yellow Card A completed Yellow card can be submitted to CARM via email, fax or mail (address is on the card)
Fax +64 3 479 7150


Further information about reporting adverse effects to psychoactive products (PDF 33 KB, 2 pages)

Visit the Psychoactive Substances Regulatory Authority website

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