Cosmetic or therapeutic?

When does a cometic get regulated as a medicine, or a medical device? A new guidance document goes some way to clarifying this often grey area. You may think a product is a cosmetic, but it could be regulated as a therapeutic based on its primary use, the ingredients, the claims made and overall presentation and context. What is a cosmetic? How to advertise it?    Source: TGA.

 

Draft evaluation of chemicals – comments invited

This includes a list of draft evaluations. Comment period closes on 17 December 2021.    Source: AICIS

 

Chemicals of low concern that may not require further regulatory controls to manage risks to the environment

AICIS is seeking use and hazard information. Comment period closes 17th December 2021.     Source: AICIS

 

Chemicals unlikely to need further human health risk management controls

AICIS is seeking use and hazard information. Comment period closes 17th December 2021.    Source: AICIS

 

Reporting and record-keeping obligations and annual declarations for importers of chemicals

Relevant to importers of cosmetics and other personal care products. This is a comprehensive summary of reporting and record keeping obligations.    Source: AICIS and also here.

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Complementary Medicines and Medical Devices:

Update to remote GMP inspections during the pandemic. This includes a summary of the options for the Compliance Verification (CV) pathway and the Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) pathway.    Source:…

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Cosmetics, Personal Care and TGA Listed Sunscreens:

AICIS publishes guidelines on “natural” and “organic” Is my ingredient natural? This is often a difficult question to answer. This guideline explains the AICIS position on “natural” including what extraction…

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Foods:

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Complementary Medicines and Medical Devices:

Therapeutic goods advertising compliance: 2020-21 Annual Report Summarises compliance outcomes including examples, infringements and court actions. 55% of complaints originated from consumers, 18% from other companies. We recommend all suppliers…

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