For over 20 years we have been providing expert regulatory and technical advice for companies with products going into markets in Australia, New Zealand and USA.

We advise on:

  • Complementary medicines ( or 'dietary supplements')
  • Foods
  • OTC medicines
  • Cosmetics, personal hygiene and domestic cleaning products
  • Medical devices

Our in-house technical team all have university qualifications in relevant disciplines including science, botanic medicine, human nutrition and marketing. 

Our team of specialists will:

  • Review your existing formulations for compliance
  • Search for suitable information to support your product's claims
  • Determine what you can say on your promotional material, including websites, labelling and packaging, and in media advertisng
  • Prepare applications to Government agencies including health and quarantine departments

Unlike home-based businesses, all our associates' work is cross-checked by our senior managers, so that you are assured of relevant, accurate and reliable advice.

With our strong international links, we can also help companies wishing to export from Australia to key markets around the world.

 

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Our in-house technical team all have university qualifications in relevant disciplines including science, botanic medicine, human nutrition and marketing. 

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Breaking News

Changes to the Requirements for Labelling Medicines This document compares the new Therapeutic Goods Order 79 (TGO 79) Standard for the labelling of medicines with the current Therapeutic Goods Order 69 (TGO 69) General requirements for labels for medicines. This document has been prepared to help…
TGA has a New Tool That Helps to Decide Whether a Product is a Therapeutic Good or Food The TGA has updated information on its website which claims to assist importers, manufacturers and suppliers to determine whether their products are food or therapeutic goods. Such products are described as being at the food-medicine interface.…
Low Value Turnover Allows for Reduced Fees All sponsors of products listed with the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) know that they have to pay an annual fee to the TGA for each product listed. Currently the fee for a single listed therapeutic product or complementary…
Coca-Cola Agrees to Settle Long-Running Dispute on ‘Vitaminwater’ Coca-Cola has agreed to settle a series of 'copycat' lawsuits accusing it of deceptively marketing Vitaminwater. But the lawsuit that inspired them all - filed by the Center for Science in the Public Interest in 2009 - is still pending, as the CSPI…
TGA Announces Increased Application Audit Requirements for Some Medical Devices Following a damning report published in the British Medical Journal (October 2012), the TGA has announced increased audit requirements for medical devices using conformity assessment by selected European notified bodies. The TGA is conducting…
FSANZ Calls for Submissions Regarding Health Claims for Sports Foods & Drinks Food Standards Australia & New Zealand (FSANZ) invites comment on allowing formulated supplementary sports foods to carry health claims about physical performance and sport-related beneficial physiological effects beyond current limited permissions…
TGA Safety Advisories August 2014 Illegal and unsafe medicines continue to arrive in Australia and be intercepted by Australian Government authorities: Slyn Both Green capsules (contains sibutramine) http://tinyurl.com/lqbffqo Slyn Both (Men & Women) capsules (contains…
Maggie Beer Falls Foul of ACCC Over Labelling The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted a court enforceable undertaking from Maggie Beer Products Pty Ltd (Maggie Beer Products) in which Maggie Beer Products acknowledges that its conduct was likely to have been…
NSW Food Authority Media Release: “Busting Food Furphies” There are plenty of myths around food safety and Dr. Lisa Szabo is always keen to bust the food furphies that could put people’s health at risk. "A common one is the notion of the five second rule, that if you drop food on the floor but…
Australia Moves to Ban Animal Testing for Cosmetics Australian cosmetics could become free from animal testing with a new public consultation being launched to figure out how to enact laws that will completely ban the practice. Source SMH: http://tinyurl.com/n6d89b4  
Business opportunity: Passionate person looking for business partner to kick-start a herbal medicine project growing and producing Withania somnifera. Withania somnifera root has been used in Ayurvedic medicine, going by the Sanskrit name of Ashwagandha. Anyone…
RFA's Business of the Month - PCeasy Services Pty Ltd Graham Hoade’s biggest strength, is that he can speak ‘computer’ in basic, non-jargon English, so that anyone can understand what he says. Graham currently manages a range of PC (not MAC) clients, from single-user home businesses to 25 person…
‘Release for Supply’ Notification Sponsors of therapeutic goods, which in Australia include complementary medicines (‘dietary supplements’), may not realise that this critical step in manufacturing of therapeutic goods, can be done by an independent consultant! This step…
Legal Status of Cannabis rapidly changing in USA – Can Australia & NZ be Far Behind? The dramatic changes in how Cannabis can be legally utilised in the USA is bound to be reflected in Australia in the foreseeable future. Here are just a sample of recent stories on the current American situation:
Advocates Welcome New York as 23rd…
TGA Issues Update on Evidence Guidelines for Listed Complementary Medicines The Evidence guidelines: Guidelines on the evidence required to support indications for listed complementary medicines specify the type of evidence required to support indications made for listed medicines (excluding sunscreens and disinfectants)…
'New Ingredient', Garcinia gummi-gutta Recently Added to ARTG Preparations containing the therapeutically active ingredient ‘Garcinia gummi-gutta’ (synonym: ‘Garcinia cambogia’) are to be included on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods. The ingredient is to be obtained from the rind of…
TGA Safety Advisory Notices This month, a further six (6) products claiming to be “natural” or “herbal” have been tested by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and found to be adulterated with prescriptions medicines including diclofenac (a prescription only…
Advertisement From NZ's Largest Natural Health Retailer Misleading The Advertising Standards Authority has today upheld a complaint against Health 2000. The complaint, regarding therapeutic claims made in an email advert about "GO Healthy Vir-Defence", was made by the Society for Science Based Healthcare on the…
10th Industrial Workshop on Microencapsulation: Fundamentals State-of-the-Art Processing and Application Technologies (USA) Two day event to be held in Bloomington, Minnesota USA (30 Sept & 1 Oct, 2014). There will be product tastings, production tours, pilot plant demonstrations, speakers, short-courses and much, much more! Source: http://tinyurl.com/os8jmjz
DAFF Releases Latest Failing Foods Report for June 2014 This report details food that was found to fail under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme during the month. The Department of Agriculture targets and monitors food determined to pose a high or medium risk to public health. Risk food is targeted at…
FSANZ Proposals – Latest Notifications: Maximum Level for Tutin in Honey http://tinyurl.com/pkpvcyo Primary Production & Processing for Raw Milk Products http://tinyurl.com/mkq6vkd Code Revision (to improve legal efficacy) http://tinyurl.com/ovatdgf
Keep Supplements Clean Website Helps Consumers Stay Informed and Safe in USA The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), the leading trade organization in the United States dedicated to herbs and botanical products, launched this website in 2011 as a service to consumers and the industry. The site monitors recall and…
TGA Issues Cancellations from the ARTG Following Compliance Review (July 2014) “Sooth and Comfort Dietary Supplement” (AUST L # 95546) sponsored by Newlite Enterprises Pty Ltd was cancelled on 11th July 2014. Full list of cancellations: http://tinyurl.com/pmexq5e
China is Redrafting its Regulatory Process for Dietary Supplements China is officially on its way to reforming its regulatory process for dietary supplements. As it stands today, dietary supplement companies, both foreign and domestic, must clear unwieldy—and often insurmountable—hurdles with China’s Food…
Swisse Wellness Withdraws From USA Market to Focus on Europe Swisse Wellness’ global growth is changing direction with the closure of their USA operation but with new office set to open in Europe and Asia. Read Stephen Daniells’ article here: http://tinyurl.com/q5brmmp
First ‘Fruitbar’ Fresh Fruit Vending Machine Launches At QLD Hospital Following the success of the ‘BananaBar’ vending machine, a vending machine that offers a range of ‘Peak Season Fruits’ has opened at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital (RBWH) at Herston in Queensland. The vending machine contains a…
Symposium Notice – “Breakthroughs for Making and Marketing Healthier Products” Organised by Food Legal, specialists in food industry law, this half-day symposium will be addressed by eight different speakers, including our very own, Mr. Robert Forbes! Location: Monash Conference Center, Level 7, 30 Collins Street,…
Trade Expo Supply Side West 2014 – Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas For more than 15 years, SupplySide West has been the world's largest trade show dedicated to CPG innovation and a healthier marketplace. Today the show offers more than ever before. You'll find cutting-edge scientific innovations and…
TGA Issues Statement on Euphausia Superba Oil - Draft compositional guideline A copy of the draft compositional guideline for 'Euphausia superba oil' (krill oil) can be obtained by emailing TGA.Comp.Guidelines@tga.gov.au Source:http://tinyurl.com/lntslwg
TGA Releases Summary of Fees & Charges at 1 July 2014 For a complete list of current TGA fees and charges for Listed Medicines including Complementary medicines and Sunscreens, OTC medicines, GMP, and Medical devices, go to: http://tinyurl.com/n9nza8f
TGA Revisits Scheduling Restrictions for Substances - Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Cosmetics manufacturers and suppliers should take special note as the change will mean that all salts of lauryl sulfate and all lauryl ether sulfates (laureth sulfates) are now captured by the schedule entry.  Also, all products containing >5%…
TGA Produces Video on Registered and Listed Medicines This educative video is aimed at the consumer as well as industry. The AUST L or AUST R numbers are explained and evaluation techniques are described especially as they impact the consumer. Source:http://tinyurl.com/l4mdgka
TGA is Seeking TGA Statutory Advisory Committee Member Nominations How would you like to contribute to the regulation of therapeutic goods in Australia? Have you thought about becoming a member of one of our statutory advisory committees? As a TGA statutory advisory committee member, you could find yourself…
DAFF Issues Notice Regarding the Definition of Honey Imported Food Notice 07-14 Labelling Honey. This notice reminds importers of honey and artificial honey, that the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code has defined what the term ‘honey’ means and that it is a prescribed name. “Honey…
FSANZ Issues Status of Country BSE Food Safety Risk Appraisals The Australian Government’s BSE food safety policy 2009 requires that all countries exporting or seeking to export beef or beef products to Australia have a food safety risk assessment undertaken by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).…
TGA Issues Summary of Submissions and Responses to the 'Permitted (Coded) Indications for Listed Medicines' Consultation The Consultation on 'Permitted (coded) indications for listed medicines' closed on 15 March 2013.The non-confidential consultation submissions are available on the TGA website. This article sets out the broad issues raised in submissions and the…
TGA Issues Updated Labelling requirements for OTC and Complementary Medicines The labels of complementary medicines are often required to contain particular advisory statements about specific risks related to use of the medicine. These advisory statements are compiled into the Required Advisory Statements for Medicine Labels…
‘Release for Supply' Notice Sponsors of therapeutic goods, which in Australia include complementary medicines (‘dietary supplements’), may not realise that this critical step in manufacturing of therapeutic goods, can be done by an independent consultant! This step…
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TGA Releases Consumer Based Video to Explain its Regulation of Therapeutic Goods June 24 Watch this video to find out how TGA weighs the potential benefits of a product against the risks; the different processes associated with lower risk and higher risk goods; what TGA does if a problem is identified after a product has…
ACCC discovers that 'Victoria Honey' not from bees and not from Victoria 23 June 2014 Basfoods (Aust) Pty Ltd (Basfoods) has paid penalties totalling $30,600 following the issue of three infringement notices by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in relation to Basfoods’ “Victoria…
Warning to Food Companies About Product Stories After Federal Court Finding Against Coles June 19 “Freshly baked” Coles bread products were partially baked and frozen off-site by a supplier. Bread from the “Cuisine Royale” and “Coles Bakery” range advertised as “fresh, baked today and sold today” included one…
New Foodlegal Symposium: Breakthroughs in Making and Marketing Healthier Products June 18 The Symposium explores latest breakthroughs, regulations and developments in healthy products and provides insight into scientific developments and marketing opportunities for your products. Pre-booking is required. Places are…
FSANZ Examines Chemical Migration from Packaging into Food June 18 The purpose of this Proposal is to assess the public health and safety risk of chemicals which may migrate from packaging materials into food, and to identify and manage any risks. Source: http://tinyurl.com/l9j8j24
TGA Required Advisory Statements for Medicine Labels (RASML) and the Labelling Order (TGO 69) June 13 Information for consumers, health professionals and industry: The labels of over-the-counter and complementary medicines are often required to contain particular advisory statements about specific risks related to use of the…
The Truth About Your Painkillers: Generic Vs Brands June 12 Drug companies have convinced consumers to pay much more for paracetamol and ibuprofen than they need to. Read this revealing story from CHOICE online here: http://tinyurl.com/krat2k6
NICNAS Announces Training and Outreach Sessions—Nationwide June 11 National Industrial Chemicals Notification & Assessment Scheme’s (NICNAS's) preferred approach to ensuring compliance with legislation is to work with industry—providing advice to help them understand their regulatory obligations…
TGA Explains Target Evaluation Times for OTC Medicine Applications June 10 The TGA aims to complete the OTC medicine evaluation process within a specified target time. Read about the total evaluation and standard request for information response times here: http://tinyurl.com/movrj6h
TGA Draft OTC Medicine Monographs for Topical Imidazole Antifungals, Topical Nasal Decongestants and Pholcodine June 10 There were a total of four submissions received. Read all of these plus a complete TGA response here: http://tinyurl.com/l85jh2a
TGA Issues Statement on Liquid Nicotine and Personal Importation for use in Electronic Cigarettes June 4 Some recent media reports about electronic cigarettes suggest that the importation of nicotine in personal amounts is exempt from regulation. This is not always the case. The media reports appear to be in reference to the personal…
Robert Forbes, Founder & Manager of RFA Regulatory Affairs Interview June 2 Mr. Forbes has been involved in the complementary medicine industry for over 35 years. His expertise lies in regulatory affairs for non-prescription and complementary medicines. Read more about this fascinating man in this…
TGA Issues Guidance on Colourings Used in Medicines for Topical and Oral Use May 30 Colourings are inactive substances that may be used in topical or oral formulations of medicines, for various reasons such as to distinguish between strengths, indications or markings; to assist with identifying the medicine; or, to…
MEDSAFE - Important Changes to the Definition of Medicines and Medical Devices May 28 New Zealand Medicines & Medical Devices Safety Authority (MEDSAFE), modernises the definitions of medicine, medical device and therapeutic purpose in order to better align the boundary between medicines and medical devices with…
World Health Organization Releases Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014-2023 May
New strategy for traditional and complementary medicine includes the development and use of herbal medicinal preparations. This updated document builds on work the WHO has undertaken over the past decade to identify further and strategize on the…
Department of Agriculture Lists Latest Failing Food Report May This report details food that was found to fail under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme during the month. The Department of Agriculture targets and monitors food determined to pose a high or medium risk to public health. Risk food is…
VITAMIN K2 NOW APPROVED FOR LISTED MEDICINES IN AUSTRALIA   20th June Vitamin K (K1 and K2), including ‘menaquinone 7’, has been approved for use in complementary medicines in Australia, and is now effectively on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG). The TGA has not yet published the…
TGA Release Half-Yearly Performance Report: July – December 2013 May 2014 This report by the TGA gives a general overview of TGA activities, describes what & how it regulates and discusses current trends and statistics regarding TGA activities for this period. To read the full report:
The Natural Standard – The Authority on Integrative Medicine Has Moved to a New Server May 29 Natural Standard was founded by healthcare providers and researchers to provide high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine including dietary supplements and integrative therapies. Grades…
Complementary Medicines: ARTG Cancellations Following Compliance Review May 22 PM KiddieCal (AUSTL 170915) by Pharmametics Products (Max Biocare Pty Ltd) has been cancelled as there was insufficient evidence to support the indications for the product, and the certification made by the applicant under s26A(2)(j) was…
DSAA Probe: Pyramid Schemes Seem Too Good To Be True - Because They Are. May 21
Pyramid schemes are illegal schemes that promise big returns on your money. They rely on the recruitment of new members so the people at higher levels of the pyramid earn money. The problem is, there needs to be an endless supply of…
Toxic Exfoliating Microbeads in Skincare Products Poisoning Marine Life May 19 Hundreds of tonnes of tiny plastic beads contained in cosmetic products are finding their way in to the fish we eat as people unwittingly wash them down the drain. The microbeads are used in cosmetic products like facial scrubs,…
FSANZ Calls for Submissions on Food Additive Application May 16 Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today called for submissions on an application to permit a food additive (sodium hydrosulphite) used to change the colour of abalone.   “The applicant wants to use the additive to…
TGA Product Recall – Mutiple Krill Oil Capsules, Sponsored by Nature's Care May 15 Testing by the TGA has detected the presence of Ethoxyquin in multiple Krill oil products sponsored by Nature’s Care. Ethoxyquin is not approved for use as an additive in foods in Australia and should not be present in these…
TGA Safety Advisories – Multiple Unsafe Medicines Mimicking Erectile Dysfunction Drugs May 2014 Unauthorised and potentially harmful medications continue to arrive on Australian shores to be intercepted by customs and quarantine officials. The following products have been tested by the Therapeutic Goods Administration…
AHPA launches free Botanical Identity References Compendium May 8 The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has launched the AHPA Botanical Identity References Compendium as a resource for manufacturers and researchers to accurately identify botanical ingredients.  The AHPA Compendium is a…
TGA Issues Reminder Regarding Low Value Turnover Exemptions 2014 Deadline May 8 TGA uses a combination of fees and charges to recover the costs of regulation of therapeutic goods. A fee is charged for a service, and a charge is a form of tax imposed, and is applied on an annual basis. Annual charges are applied to…
TGA Reports on Liquid Nicotine and Personal Importation for use in Electronic Cigarettes May 7 The Western Australian Supreme Court recently decided that the ban on the sale of products that are designed to resemble a tobacco product in the Tobacco Products Control Act 2006 (WA) extends to electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). …
TGA Issues Listed Medicines Evidence Checklists May 7 The Evidence guidelines: Guidelines on the evidence required to support indications for listed complementary medicines , specify the type of evidence required to support indications made for listed medicines (excluding sunscreens and…
FSANZ Safety Advisory - Dexaprine XR Powdered Supplement May 6 King Sports Industries Pty Ltd has recalled Dexaprine XR Green Apple due to the presence of prescription only medications, including oxedrine and high levels of caffeine. Prescription only medications may pose health risks which may be…
DAFF Updates Food Testing Guidelines May 1 The Department of Agriculture monitors imported food at the border for compliance with Australia's standards. If you import food, you are legally responsible under the Imported Food Control Act 1992 for meeting the standards that apply…
FSANZ Releases Latest Australian Total Diet Study May 1 Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today released the first phase of the 24th Australian Total Diet Study (ATDS) which looked at Australian consumers’ dietary exposure to acrylamide and aluminium. FSANZ Chief Executive…
ACCC Acts on Beer Labelling 29 April 2014 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted a court enforceable undertaking from Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) in relation to ACCC concerns that it represented that Byron Bay Pale Lager was brewed by a…
TGA Presentation Given at ASMI Workshop on “Evidence Guidelines & Checklists” April 29 This presentation provided an overview on evidence guidelines & checklists. It was presented by Kaylene Raynes, Office of Complementary Medicines, at Australian Self-Medication Industry (ASMI) workshop 29 April 2014 Read the whole…
DAFF – Food Import Monitoring Programme The Department of Agriculture monitors imported food at the border for compliance with Australian standards. If you import food, you are responsible for meeting the standards that apply to your products to ensure they are safe and suitable for…
DAFF Failing Foods - Monthly Reports When food is inspected under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme, it may be subject to analytical testing for particular hazards. The data presented in the failing food reports has been compiled from the results of inspection activity on…
FSANZ Findings Show Raw Apricot Kernels a Risk April 17 Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today released findings showing that eating raw apricot kernels could pose a public health and safety risk to consumers. FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Steve McCutcheon said FSANZ and the…
Herbal Supplements are the Most Commonly Used Type of Complementary Medicine in the US April 16 Herbs and other dietary supplements besides vitamins are the most commonly used type of "complementary medicine" (also called alternative medicine) in the United States, followed by visits to chiropractors, yoga and massage, a new…
TGA Safety Advisory - Swanson full spectrum cilantro herbal supplement April 16 The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has posted a voluntary safety recall for the product Swanson Premium Brand Full Spectrum Cilantro (Coriander) Herbal Supplement, item SW1112, on the internet because it has the…
TGA Consultation on Low Value Turnover Exemption (LVT) Scheme April 10 The TGA has commenced a policy and operational review of the low value turnover exemption (LVT) scheme. The first stage is the release of the Review of the Low Value Turnover Exemption Scheme consultation paper. Discussion and…
TGA Issues Guidance for New Registered Complementary Medicine Applications April 9 TGA shows how to submit an application for a new registered complementary medicine in six ‘easy’ steps.This document is provided for applicants of new registered complementary medicines and explains the process for electronic…
TGA Issues Listed Medicines Evidence Package Checklists April 7 The Evidence guidelines: Guidelines on the evidence required to support indications for listed complementary medicines specify the type of evidence required to support indications made for listed medicines (excluding sunscreens and…
TGA Safety Advisories 1 April 7 The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) continues to test medicines imported into Australia and find that they contain many undeclared substances. Source: http://tinyurl.com/pg4e6sv Source: http://tinyurl.com/ptpug2t
Complementary Medicines – TGA Compliance Reviews 2013 April 4 “More than 1600 new complementary medicines are listed each year. The TGA does not review these products before listing, because they are considered to be of relatively low risk to consumers and so we cannot guarantee they work -…
Complementary Medicines: Cancellations from the ARTG Following Compliance Review April 3 Three products have been cancelled this year. The products, listing numbers, sponsor names and the grounds for cancellation are outlined here: Source: http://tinyurl.com/n3wflo6
American Botanical Council Comments on New England Journal of Medicine Article on Supplement Safety April 2 A “perspective” article in the April 3rd edition of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) is unrealistic and confusing, says the non-profit American Botanical Council (ABC). In the editorial Pieter A. Cohen, MD, Assistant…
Food Standards Australia & New Zealand (FSANZ) issues Notification Circular 06-14 April 1 FSANZ discusses the following proposals: A1095 – Natamycin – Extension of Use in Yoghurt:to extend the use of natamycin as a natural preservative to improve the quality and shelf life of fermented milk products M1010 –…
TGA Safety Advisories 2 April 1 The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) continues to test medicines imported into Australia and found that many contain undeclared prescription substances Source: http://tinyurl.com/psmagnw Source: http://tinyurl.com/pyam7tu Source:…
TGA presentation to clinical trial research forum, “Regulation of Complementary Medicines in Australia” March 28 This short and concise presentation by Trisha Garrett (Head - Office of Complementary Medicines) provides an updated overview of the TGA role in regulating complementary medicines in Australia. The accompanying PDF of 35 slides…
TGA Consultation - OTC Cough Medicines for Oral Use: proposed advisory statements for medicines March 28 OTC medicines indicated for cough include ammonium salts, bromhexine, dextromethorphan, dihydrocodeine, guaifenesin, ipecacuanha, pholcodine, and senega and ammonia. Some of these medicines are unscheduled and others are included in…
TGA Consultation - OTC Nasal Decongestant Preparations for Topical Use: proposed advisory statements for medicines March 28 The TGA is seeking comments from interested parties on proposed advisory statements for OTC nasal decongestant preparations for topical use, for inclusion in the Required Advisory Statements for Medicine Labels (RASML) document when…
TGA Consultation - Molybdenum trioxide: Proposed revision of the draft compositional guideline March 28 At the request of industry, the TGA has revised a number of parameters included in the draft compositional guideline for molybdenum trioxide and now seeks comments on the proposed revision of the draft guideline from stakeholders.
TGA reforms - A Blueprint for TGA's Future: Progress report as at 31 December 2013 March 26 TGA reforms: A blueprint for TGA's future - Progress report as at 31 December 2013 is the third six monthly progress report on reforms to the TGA to ensure that it remains adaptable to community and industry expectations. The report…
TGA - Advisory Committee on Complementary Medicines (ACCM) March 26 The Advisory Committee on Complementary Medicines (ACCM) was formed in January 2010 to advise and make recommendations to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) on the inclusion, variation or retention of a complementary…
TGA safety Advisory - Zi Xiu Tang Pollen capsule March 24 Zi Xiu Tang Pollen Capsule poses a serious risk to your health and should not be taken. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has tested Zi Xiu Tang Pollen Capsule and found that it contains the undeclared prescription…
TGA works towards streamlining and improving therapeutic goods legislation March 24 The amendments make a number of minor but important changes that streamline and improve the operation of the regulatory scheme for industry, consumers, health professionals and the TGA. These changes ensure greater consistency in…
Business Opportunities and Announcements   Finished product suppliers in USA are looking for distributors for their products. If you are a distributor and want to add to your product range then please contact us at RFA so that we can put you in touch with these suppliers.       While…
TGA releases guidelines on the evidence required to support indications for listed complementary medicines March 25 “The Evidence guidelines: Guidelines on the evidence required to support indications for listed complementary medicines specify the type of evidence required to support indications made for listed medicines (excluding sunscreens…
TGA issues Application for advertising approval form March 12 This form has been prepared to assist in the process of applying for the approval of advertisements in "specified media" to which Division 2 of Part 2 of the Therapeutic Goods Regulations applies. Section 3 of the Therapeutic…
TGA announces upgraded over-the-counter medicines online application system March 7 From 9th April 2014, over-the-counter medicines applications will be submitted through an upgrade to the OTC medicines online application system. Applications will be easier to submit and process and industry will benefit from this…
New Zealand updates Natural Health Products Bill 2011 March The aim of this Bill is to establish “a system for the regulation of low-risk natural health products in New Zealand”. The Bill defines the “natural health product” as, unless the context otherwise requires, a product that is…
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