Regulation of Complementary Medicines in Australia.

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  • Author(s): Briggs, David
  • Source:
    Issues. Sep2008, Issue 84, p4-6. 3p.
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    • Abstract:
      The article focuses on the regulation on complementary medicine in Australia. It states that complementary medicines are generally available for use in self-medication by consumers and can be obtained from retail outlets such as pharmacies, supermarkets and health food stores. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has responsibility for administering the federal Therapeutic Goods Act 1989, which provides the national framework for the regulation of therapeutic goods, including medicines and medical devices, in the country.