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TGA medicine labelling and packaging review


24 May 2012

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Appendix 2: Reference list

Cited in the consultation paper

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  2. Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care 2011, Report on the National Round Table on Safer Naming, Labelling and Packaging of Medicines, ACSQHC, Sydney.
  3. Australian Government 2011, TGA reforms: A blueprint for TGA's future, Canberra, Australia.
  4. Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care 2011, National Standard for the Application of Tall Man Lettering Project Report, ACSQHC, Sydney.
  5. Australian Government 2010, Best Practice Regulation Handbook, Canberra, Australia.
  6. NPS Better Choices Better Health - Be medicine wise
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  11. Statutory instrument No.2045: The Medicines (Sales or Supply) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment (No 2) Regulations 1997 London: The Stationery Office, 1997.
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  16. National Patient Safety Agency, 2007. Design for patient safety: A guide to the graphic design of medication packaging, 2nd Edition. NPSA and Helen Hamlyn Centre, London.

Referred to during consultation paper preparation

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  3. Consumers Health Forum Australia 2011, Community Quality Use of Medicines and Diagnostics Project: Achieving Best Practice in the Packaging and Labelling of Medicines: Report from the National Consumer Workshop, CHF, Canberra.
  4. Consumers Health Forum Australia 2011, Community Quality Use of Medicines and Diagnostics Project: Achieving Best Practice in the Packaging and Labelling of Medicines: A consumer information and discussion paper, CHF, Canberra.
  5. Wilson, KM et al 2010, 'Knowledge gaps and misconceptions about over-the-counter analgesics among adolescents attending a hospital-based clinic', Academic Pediatrics, 10:228-32.
  6. Medicines Partnership of Australia, MPA Considerations of Packaging and Labelling; Principles and Recommendations, Canberra, Australia.
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  12. Watanabe, RK 1994, 'The ability of the geriatric population to read labels on over-the-counter medication containers', J Am Optom Assoc, 65:32-37.
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  29. US FDA 2009, Guidance for Industry Labelling OTC Human Drug Products, CDER, Silver Spring.
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  39. Pawasker, MD and Sansgiry, SS et al 2006, 'Over the counter medication labels: problems and needs of the elderly population', J Am Geriatr Soc., 54(12):1955-6.
  40. Formby, FT 2008, 'Medication self-administration by patients: a way to prevent errors', Med J Aust, 189(8):471.
  41. Shrank, WH et al 2007, 'The variability and quality of medication container labels', Arch Intern Med, 167(16):1760-5.

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