Safety information for industry

The Australian community expects therapeutic goods in the marketplace to be safe, of high quality and of a standard at least equal to that of comparable countries.

The pages linked below contain information for sponsors and manufacturers.

Recalls & alerts

  • Product recalls
    A product recall is the removal of a therapeutic good from supply on the Australian market for reasons relating to their quality, efficacy or safety
  • Alerts
    Links to safety alerts and advisory statements about medicines and medical devices in Australia.
  • Uniform recall procedure for therapeutic goods (URPTG)
    The Uniform Recall Procedure for Therapeutic Goods defines the action to be taken by health authorities and sponsors when therapeutic goods for use in humans, for reasons relating to their quality, safety or efficacy, are to be removed from supply or use, or subject to corrective action
  • Product contamination & extortion - a protocol for the therapeutic goods industry
    Developed by the Industry Government Crisis Management Committee as a joint industry-government initiative, with the aim of assisting managers in responding to a product contamination and/or extortion event directed at the therapeutic goods industry

Reporting problems

Safety monitoring

Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs)