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

RFA wishes all of our readers a Happy & Prosperous New Year

Sydney New Year fireworks

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Complementary Medicines (“Dietary supplements”):

Makers of Nurofen Ran 'Misleading and Deceptive' Campaign Against Panadol "Nurofen is better than paracetamol for common headaches," declared the advertisements in women's lifestyle magazines. The Federal Court has found…

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Complementary Medicines (“Dietary supplements”):

Makers of Nurofen Ran 'Misleading and Deceptive' Campaign Against Panadol "Nurofen is better than paracetamol for common headaches," declared the advertisements in women's lifestyle magazines. The Federal Court has found…

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Foods:

FSANZ Apologises to Nanotechnology Experts for Misrepresenting Views About Nanoparticles in Baby Formula Australia's food regulator had to apologise to its own advisory group of nanotechnology experts after it "misrepresented"…

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Cosmetics (& Household cleaning products):

An Historical View of Ointments, Creams & Lotions RFA’s regulatory colleagues in Europe have provided a very interesting article on the historical development of topical applications down the ages. From…

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Marketing News:

Chinese State-Run Sovereign Fund Among Bidders for Australian Supplement Firm Nature's Care A division of China's state-run investment fund is believed to be among the front runners to snap up…

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