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CMEC Meeting 35, 14 June 2002

Complementary Medicines Evaluation Committee

14 June 2002

Extracted ratified minutes

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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.

Item 2 Minutes of CMEC's 34th meeting

Recommendation 35.1

CMEC confirms that the draft Minutes of its previous meeting (CMEC 34, 3 May 2002), as amended, are a true and accurate record of that previous meeting.

Item 4.1 Working Party on Herbal Medicine Issues

Recommendation 35.2

CMEC recommends to the TGA that the consultation paper Review of the Regulation of Herbal Medicinal Substances, as amended, be approved and referred to the TGA.

Item 5.4 Regulation of Azadirachta indica (neem)

Recommendation 35.3

CMEC recommends to the TGA that an addendum be included with Item 5.1 of the Minutes of CMEC34 (Regulation of Azadirachta indica (neem)), to indicate that the scheduling of Azadirachta indica, or its extracts, or its derivatives, is under consideration by the National Drugs and Poisons Scheduling Committee (NDPSC). The TGA will make a decision on CMEC recommendation 27.7 (CMEC27, June 2001) following consideration of scheduling by the NDPSC.

Item 6.1 Emu Oil

Recommendation 35.5

CMEC recommends to the TGA that emu oil is suitable for use as an active ingredient in listable therapeutic goods.

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