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CMEC Meeting 34, 3 May 2002
Complementary Medicines Evaluation Committee
Extracted ratified minutes
Public recommendation summary
This summary has been posted immediately after the CMEC meeting to give quick advice of the recommendations made by CMEC to the TGA. This summary does not represent the decisions of TGA. Reasons underlying these recommendations will be available after Members ratify the Minutes at the next CMEC meeting.
CMEC confirms that the draft Minutes of its previous meeting (CMEC 33, 15 March 2002), as amended, are a true and accurate record of that previous meeting.
CMEC recommends to the TGA that the paper prepared by the CMEC Working Party on Herbal Medicine Issues be incorporated into the consultation paper which will then be considered by CMEC at its next meeting.
CMEC recommends to the TGA that labels on products containing those herbs identified as containing caffeine be required to declare:
- that the goods contain caffeine; and
- the total quantity of caffeine per dosage unit.
Homoeopathic medicines more dilute than 1X (mother tinctures) are exempt from this requirement.
CMEC recommends to the TGA that L-arginine is suitable for use as an active ingredient for use in listable therapeutic goods, with the condition that it is for topical application only, and not for mucosal, vaginal or rectal use.
CMEC recommends to the TGA that red yeast rice is not suitable for use as an active ingredient in listable therapeutic goods as the safety associated with its use in these goods could not be established on the evidence provided to the Committee.
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