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Fifty years of independent expert advice on prescription medicines

12 February 2014

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Further reading and acknowledgements

Further reading

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2013

Australian Dictionary of Biographies

JDRF website 2013 <>

McEwen J. A history of therapeutic goods regulation in Australia. 2007

McEwen J. Australian Drug Evaluation Committee (ADEC) 40th anniversary. 2004. Int J Pharm Med 18: 225–226.

Report of the Australian Drug Evaluation Committee, June 1963–December 1966. available from three public libraries: <

TGA website <>


Particular thanks are due to Dr John McEwen, author of A history of therapeutic goods in Australia; the chairs Prof Mervyn Eadie, Prof Susan Pond, Prof Martin Tattersall and A/Prof Geoffrey Herkes, and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians for provision of photographs.

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