Reforms to the Regulatory Framework for Complementary Medicines

In February 2017 the TGA announced a public consultation, ‘Consultation: Reforms to the regulatory framework for complementary medicines: Assessment pathways’. A total of 60 submissions were received. All submissions that gave permission to be published on the TGA website are now available in PDF format.    Source: TGA reforms

Broad Support for New ‘Third Way’ Supplements (Complementary Medicine) Health Claims in Australia: TGA

Australian regulator the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) says there is broad support for plans to introduce a ‘third level’ of health claims for supplements (complementary medicines).    Source: Gary Scattergood+, NutraIngredients TGA 3rd way

Updates to the Permissible Ingredients Determination for Listed Medicines

An updated version of the Therapeutic Goods (Permissible Ingredients) Determination was registered on the Federal Register of Legislation (FRL) in July 2017. The updated determination is titled the Therapeutic Goods (Permissible Ingredients) Determination No. 3 of 2017. A total of 67 changes have been made in the updated Determination. These changes include the addition of 4 new ingredients; Changes to 55 existing ingredient entries; and, the removal of 8 ingredients that have been determined not to be suitable for inclusion in listed medicines. A complete list of changes to ingredient availability is available here: Permissible ingredients

TGA Announces Electronic Signatures to Replace 'Wet Ink' Signatures

All Licences and Certificates of GMP Compliance issued by the TGA will be signed "electronically" and no longer contain a wet ink signature. This initiative will position industry for a future move to online self-service.    Source: e-Signatures

TGA Safety Advisories –

V8 tablets; & Sirrori Green Viagra Tablets: the tablets contain the undeclared substance sildenafil    Source: V8 tabs ; Sirrori tabs

Jing Pin Heijin Gang Tablets: the tablets contain the undeclared substances sildenafil and paracetamol    Source: Jing tabs

RUFF Natural Formula capsules: the tablets contain the undeclared substances tadalafil, sildenafil and dapoxetine    Source: Ruff tabs

RFA Breaking News

Complementary medicines ("Dietary supplements"):

Reforms to the Regulatory Framework for Complementary Medicines In February 2017 the TGA announced a public consultation, ‘Consultation: Reforms to the regulatory framework for complementary medicines: Assessment pathways’. A total…

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Foods:

NSW Food Authority Name and Shame Serves Up Nine Years of Food Safety The NSW Food Authority’s 'Name and Shame' register reaches another important milestone this month, chalking up nine years of…

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Cosmetics & Household Chemicals

Dishwasher Tablets: Campaign to Eradicate Products that aren't Squeaky Clean In a move to protect Australia's waterways and wildlife from algal blooms, the environment pressure group DoSomething today launches a…

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Marketing News:

Probiotics in China — ‘The market is set to explode’ The probiotics sector is forecast to soar by 23% in China to 2020 and even greater long-term growth beckons if…

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Complementary medicines:

TGA Results Confirm Effectiveness After Sunscreen Testing In response to reported concerns during the past Australian summer that sunscreens were failing to provide adequate sun protection, the TGA undertook laboratory…

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Foods:

CHOICE Makes Weighty Argument to Leave Food Labelling Alone Consumer group CHOICE has turned its attention to the weight of your favourite supermarket items as the government initiates a review.…

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