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Advisory Committee on Prescription Medicines (ACPM)

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Role of the ACPM

The Advisory Committee on Prescription Medicines (ACPM) was formed in January 2010. The ACPM advises and makes recommendations to the TGA on prescription medicines. This includes:

  • inclusion of a prescription medicine on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (the Register)
  • changes to an entry of a prescription medicine on the Register
  • removal or retention of a prescription medicine on the Register.

ACPM may also provide advice to the Minister or the Secretary, through the TGA on other matters concerning a prescription medicine, and any other matters referred to it by the Minister or the Secretary.

The ACPM is the successor of the Australian Drug Evaluation Committee (ADEC), which was formed in 1963.

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