I understand since approx 2007 Piracetam (Nootropil) is schedule IV meaning if importing (as it is not produced in Australia) one requires a doctors prescription. I've been to the doctor to try and get one before and she saw it was not available in Australia and did not know enough about it to prescribe it, and wanted to refer me to a Neurologist, so I would then have to pay a specialist fee and try and get them to prescribe it which is ridiculous!! I've even contacted one of the senior pharmacologists from the TGA experimental drugs section to ask how one can get prescription if they don't even understand the substance properly enough let alone endorse/prescribe it and they really had no answer and were unhelpful.
Has anyone had any experiences in trying to get a piracetam prescription with any practitioner and/or know of any contacts or even ways/methods of obtaining one?
I also recently read that a person on a forum in 2011 was informed Aniracetam was also Schedule IV in Australia and requires a prescription also but I have not seen any information on the internet about this, and information I've read on an Australian nootropics selling site says Aniracetam IS legal in Australia. Any thoughts on this one, in addition to the other questions above?