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Advisory Committee on Non-prescription Medicines (ACNM)

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Role of the ACNM

The Advisory Committee on Non-prescription Medicines (ACNM) was formed in January 2010. The ACNM advise and make recommendations to the TGA regarding the entry of non-prescription medicines on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (the Register). This includes:

  • inclusion of a non-prescription medicine on the Register
  • changes to an entry of a non-prescription medicine on the Register
  • removal or retention of a non-prescription medicine on the Register.

ACNM may also provide advice to the TGA on other matters concerning a non-prescription medicine, and any other matters referred to it by the TGA.

The ACNM supersedes the Medicines Evaluation Committee (MEC).

In 2017, ACNM was replaced by the Advisory Committee on Medicines (ACM).