The information in this section is about medicines and has been written for consumers, patients and carers.
General information about therapeutic goods
- Consumer guide to commonly noted advertising breaches
Summary of commonly recorded breaches of the therapeutic goods advertising requirements
- Counterfeit medicines and devices
Products are considered counterfeit if the labeling, presentation, advertising, formulation or source of the goods is false
- What are 'therapeutic goods'?
Many of us use medicines or medical devices in our daily lives
- Adverse events: Australian statistics on medicines
The Therapeutic Goods Administration prepares reports for incorporation into the Department of Health publication Australian Statistics on Medicines
- Australian Public Assessment Reports for prescription medicines (AusPARs)
An AusPAR provides information about the evaluation of a prescription medicine and the considerations that led the TGA to approve or not approve an application
- BSE risk associated with the use of materials of bovine origin during the manufacture of vaccines
These questions and answers explain the BSE related issues associated with vaccines registered by the TGA
- Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)
The Consumer Medicines Information (CMI) is a leaflet that contains information on the safe and effective use of a prescription or pharmacist-only medicine
- Cough and cold medicines for children - changes
Advice to consumers and health professionals on cough and cold medicines for children
- List of evaluated registered complementary medicines
Sponsors seeking registration of new complementary medicines are required to submit to the TGA a detailed dossier of information for evaluation
- Medicines and TGA classifications
Australia has a two-tiered system for the regulation of medicines, including complementary medicines
- 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
- Safe disposal of unwanted medicines
Unwanted medicines can be returned to local pharmacies involved in the Return Unwanted medicines (RUM) Project
- 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.