Australian regulatory guidelines for complementary medicines (ARGCM)

Version 6.0, October 2016

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13 October 2016

ARGCM Part A: General guidance on complementary medicine regulation in Australia

Part A provides an overview of the regulatory framework for complementary medicines in Australia. The guidance is provided for sponsors, healthcare professionals and the general public.

Information is provided on:

  • what complementary medicines are
  • legislation applicable to complementary medicines
  • the different types of complementary medicines and ingredients
  • approved terminology
  • exempt medicines
  • practitioner medicines and exemptions
  • medicine presentation
  • changes to information in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) for complementary medicines
  • post market regulatory activity
  • complementary medicine interface issues
  • appeal mechanisms for decisions made under the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.

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