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Community Q&A

The TGA often receives questions about such things as our role, or issues relating to medicines and medical devices and their use. Because these questions are of broad interest, we have provided answers to a number of them here.

We will continue to update this section as new questions come in. If you have any queries that are not answered here, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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  • Electronic cigarettes
    The Australian Government is concerned about the use of electronic cigarettes in Australia, and the retail sale of electronic cigarettes containing nicotine is illegal.

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  • Food and medicine regulation
    Manufacturers and importers of products need to know whether the products are regulated as therapeutic goods or as food because different regulatory requirements apply

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  • Recommended paracetamol doses
    The TGA has considered the changes in the USA and the UK and recommends that there should be no change to recommended paracetamol dosing regimens in Australia

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  • What's on a medicine label?
    A medicine label tells you what you are buying, what it can do for you and how to use it to get the best results. It provides important information about storage conditions and the expiry date.

Web page last updated: Monday, 20 January 2014

URL: http://www.tga.gov.au/consumers/community-qa.htm