Latest Regulatory Affairs Newsletter
A collection of regulatory news from this month.
Potential microbiological contamination of fenugreek (20 July 2011).
The TGA is writing to all sponsors with products containing Trigonella foenum-graecum (fenugreek) requesting information about the country of origin of the fenugreek.
TGA orders company to stop advertising its sunscreen as “nano-free” (20 July 2011).
Primary sunscreens with SPF > 15 are regulated as medicines in Australia and as such, come under the jurisdiction of the TGA. In a controversial move, the TGA has ordered that the sponsors of “Invisible Zinc” stop advertising that their products are “nano-free” and implying that competitors products are potentially dangerous.
Cannabis-like drugs prohibited from 8th July (8 July 2011)
Parliament has announced that 8 synthetic cannabis-like substances will be classified as prohibited substances throughout Australia from 8 July.
Food authority warns against taking performance enhancing coffee products that may contain undeclared drugs (19 July 2011).
Two instant coffee products —‘Sexpresso’ and ‘Rock Hard’ — have been found to contain analogues of sildenafil (Viagra) not declared on the label.
TGA policy on claims for listed medicines relating to cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar (8 July 2011).
“Biomarkers” such as cholesterol and blood glucose, may be referred to in claims for listed medicines only if they relate to maintaining healthy levels in normal people.