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Class D drugs?

I'm trying to understand the law on drugs. There is this nice clear statement of the law:

http://www.admin.ch/opc/en/classifie...989/index.html

Then there is this nice clear list of drugs, divided into classes A through G:

http://www4.ti.ch/fileadmin/DSS/DSP/...OEStup-DFI.pdf

But I don't see any mention of the different classes in the list in the law itself; i.e. what difference does it make if a substance is considered class D as opposed to, say, class A, for example?
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Old 08.01.2015, 09:49
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Re: Class D drugs?

The link is in Italian, from Canton Ticino. Do you have a link in E/D/F please.
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Re: Class D drugs?

Is it not quite simple ?

A: Prescription only, one time, another prescription required for more. (anti biotics for example)

B: Prescription only but can be repeated in the same pharmacy without going back to the doctor. (beta blockers or statins for example)

C: Buy it over the counter in the pharmacy (Neo Citran for example)

D - G : Who cares, buy it anywhere, stuff like vitamins
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Re: Class D drugs?

There's talks at federal levels to switch some B meds to C, but you'd have to speak with the pharmacist to get them. It's ano attempt to reduce health costs.
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Old 08.01.2015, 12:37
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Re: Class D drugs?

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There's talks at federal levels to switch some B meds to C, but you'd have to speak with the pharmacist to get them. It's ano attempt to reduce health costs.
Any talk about getting some of the basics out of the pharmacy and into the supermarket/corner shop?
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Old 08.01.2015, 15:12
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Any talk about getting some of the basics out of the pharmacy and into the supermarket/corner shop?
No. The tentative discussions were nipped in the bud by the pharmacists lobby.
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D - G : Who cares, buy it anywhere, stuff like vitamins
Umm, D includes LSD, canabis, peyote, DMT, heroin, magic mushrooms, etc.

Didn't know that they are stuff like vitamins!

Anyway, the OP is asking about illegal drugs, not legal ones.

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The link is in Italian, from Canton Ticino. Do you have a link in E/D/F please.
Here it is in German:

https://www.swissmedic.ch/bewilligun..._JjKbNoKSn6A--

Thanks to a PM I've understood I should actually be looking here:

http://www.admin.ch/opc/it/classifie...221/index.html

(No English version but D and F). If I read it correctly, classes A-C might be included in pharmaceutical preparations but D are simply banned (still not entirely clear though).

>Anyway, the OP is asking about illegal drugs, not legal ones.

It's really a question about how to know the difference.
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Re: Class D drugs?

I think there are two lists at play here. The OPs first list lists harder drugs as "d", whereas Swissmedic's categorisation places "D" products as prescription-free, available in drugstores as well as pharmacies.


Things like acetic acid are also "D" by the latter classification (list)
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Re: Class D drugs?

I did not look at the first linked list of OP.
I blindly assumed that he meant the normal pharmaceutical drug grades A-D (uppercase letters). (As listet in SR 812.212.21 http://www.admin.ch/opc/de/classifie...787/index.html)

Wheras the list linked by OP (SR 812.121.11 at Admin.ch no English aviable) deals with narcotics, divided in catogory a-g (lowercase letters)

The most likely source of this list is the Yellow list from the INCB http://www.incb.org/documents/Narcot...edition_EN.pdf

The Swiss definition of a to g can be found in SR. 812.121.1 (no English version) which is the legal base for SR 812.121.11. And SR 812.12.1 (Narcotics Act linked by OP) is the legal base for SR 812.121.1 and SR 812.121.11.

Now, the letters a to g mean:

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Es erstellt dazu folgende Verzeichnisse:
a.
Verzeichnis a: kontrollierte Substanzen, die allen Kontrollmassnahmen unterstellt sind;
b.
Verzeichnis b: kontrollierte Substanzen, die teilweise von den Kontrollmassnahmen ausgenommen sind;
c.
Verzeichnis c: kontrollierte Substanzen, die in Präparaten in reduzierten Konzentrationen enthalten sein dürfen und teilweise von den Kontrollmassnahmen ausgenommen sind;
d.
Verzeichnis d: verbotene kontrollierte Substanzen;
e.
Verzeichnis e: Rohmaterialien und Erzeugnisse mit vermuteter betäubungsmittelähnlicher Wirkung nach Artikel 7 Absatz 1 BetmG, die den Kontrollmassnahmen der Betäubungsmittel des Verzeichnisses a unterstellt sind;
f.
Verzeichnis f: Vorläuferstoffe unter Angabe der jeweiligen Menge, die eine Kontrolle nach dieser Verordnung notwendig macht;
g.
Verzeichnis g: Hilfschemikalien unter Angabe der Zielländer und der jeweiligen Menge, die eine Kontrolle nach dieser Verordnung notwendig macht.
Thus, d means "Forbidden, controlled substances"
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