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Advertising directions notices

21 June 2021

If the Secretary of the Department of Health is satisfied that a breach of the Therapeutic Goods Act has occurred, the Secretary may direct the advertiser to take steps to address non-compliant advertising, including:

  • ceasing the advertisement
  • making a retraction or correction
  • recovering an advertisement in circulation
  • destroying the advertisement
  • ceasing to make a particular claim or representation made by the advertisement.

Failure to comply with a direction may result in civil proceedings or criminal prosecution.

All directions to advertisers must be published on the TGA website.