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CMEC Meeting 38, 29 November 2002

Complementary Medicines Evaluation Committee

29 November 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 37th meeting

Recommendation 38.1

CMEC confirms that the draft Minutes of its previous meeting (CMEC 37, 29 - 30 August 2002), as amended, are a true and accurate record of that previous meeting.

Item 7 Safety or efficacy reviews

Item 7.1 Aristolochia spp. and aristolochic acids for therapeutic use

Recommendation 38.2

CMEC notes the safety review conducted by the TGA and endorses the current regulatory status prohibiting the use of medicines containing Aristolochia spp. and aristolochic acids.

Item 7.3 Larrea tridentata (chaparral)

Recommendation 38.4

CMEC notes the safety review conducted by the TGA and recommends that it maintain Larrea tridentata as a listable substance, but with a revised warning statement for oral products.

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