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Publicly available information about therapeutic goods

13 February 2013

The TGA has information publicly available on the TGA website about therapeutic goods that have been approved for supply in Australia. The information available includes:

Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG)

Therapeutic goods must be entered on the ARTG before they can be lawfully supplied in, or exported from, Australia. If a therapeutic good is not entered on the ARTG, it cannot be supplied in Australia.

The ARTG contains information about both medicines and medical devices. The Public Summary document provides information about therapeutic goods such as the sponsor's details and intended purpose or indications of a product. The ARTG can be searched by:

  • product name
  • Aust R or Aust L numbers
  • formulation details
  • sponsor and manufacturer information.

Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)

The CMI is a leaflet that contains information on the safe and effective use of a prescription medicine.

The information has been written by the pharmaceutical company responsible for the medicine. Electronic copies can be accessed on the TGA eBusiness site via the PI/CMI search facility.

Product Information (PI)

The PI provides health professionals with summary of the essential scientific information for the safe and effective use of a prescription medicine.

PI can also be accessed via the PI/CMI search facility.


An AusPAR provides information about the evaluation of a prescription medicine and the considerations that led the TGA to approve or not approve an application.