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Too much of a good thing: the health risks of human growth hormone

20 December 2019
Abuse of human growth hormone can cause permanent health issues.

The free, safe and confidential way to get rid of your unwanted medicines

23 July 2019
If you have any unwanted medicines, you can safely dispose of them at your local pharmacy.

Everything you ever wanted to know about sunscreens (but were afraid to ask)

10 July 2019
Tips on what to consider when choosing or applying a sunscreen

Bee Aware: what’s the buzz on natural claims?

20 June 2019

Bee aware of the risks of natural medicines and medical devices.

Ingredient name changes: a medicine ingredient by any other name…

11 June 2019

Some medicine ingredients are getting new names, but you'll know if there has been a big change.

Can I import a medicine for personal use?

12 April 2019
Provided all appropriate rules are followed, many medicines can be imported for personal use under the Personal Importation Scheme.

Don’t forget your toothbrush … or your medicines

10 April 2019

Heading overseas? Read our tips for travelling with medicines before you go

Consumer story: Tim and selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs)

26 March 2019

Tim's story explains the risks of buying SARMs online.

How we stop advertisers from taking advantage of vulnerable consumers

15 March 2019
Learn how we manage complaints about therapeutic goods advertising.

How are vitamins regulated in Australia?

13 February 2019
For some people, vitamins are an important part of their health.  Learn how the TGA regulates vitamins.