The number of Authorised Prescribers (APs) leapt by more than 20% in December 2020, according to the latest figures from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

There are now 182 APs, up from 149 in November 2020.

Meanwhile, the TGA approved 5,630 applications in December, bringing the total number of SAS-B approvals to 57,781 for the year.

Special Access Scheme approvals for the past 12 months

In total, the TGA has now approved more than 85,000 SAS-B applications for unapproved medicinal cannabis products.

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