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Australian Regulatory Guidelines for Advertising Therapeutic Goods (ARGATG)

Guidance for advertisers

13 November 2019

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This guidance for advertisers applies to the current Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code 2015 but incorporates amendments to the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (the Act) that came into effect on 6 March 2018, and has been further updated to provide specific information on advertising biologicals and to also include more background information on advertising requirements.

The Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code (No.2) 2018 was made on 31 October 2018 to replace the 2018 Code which will come into effect on 1 January 2019. A summary of the changes is available. To assist advertisers with implementation, we have also published guidance material; Complying with the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code (No. 2) 2018.

Version history
Version Description of change Author Effective date
V1.0 Original publication Advertising compliance section and Regulatory guidance team June 2018
V2.0

Additional information about:

  • the advertising regulatory framework
  • advertising different types of therapeutic goods
  • restricted representations
  • activities that represent advertising

Some minor editorial changes have also been made

Advertising compliance section and Regulatory guidance team July 2018
V2.1 Minor editorial changes to reflect the making of the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code (No.2) 2018 (the Code) and the inclusion of the Pricing Information Code of Practice at Schedule 4 of the Code from 1 January 2019. Advertising Education and Assurance Section November 2018
V2.2 Updated Advertising vaccination services and vaccines Advertising Education and Assurance Section November 2019

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