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Complementary medicines regulatory decisions and notices (archived)

The information in this section includes regulatory decisions and notices about the regulation of complementary medicines. This information is over 5 years old, revoked or superseded.

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  • Complementary medicines reforms
    25 June 2014: Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has undertaken a series of reforms to complementary medicines to improve community confidence in the safety and quality of these medicines.






  • Serenoa serrulata (renaming)
    16 January 2007: The TGA Herbal Ingredient Names Committee considered the naming of Serenoa serrulata at its 28th meeting.


  • Hydroxycitrate complex (update)
    31 May 2005 : The compositional guideline for hydroxycitric acid and hydroxycitrates derived from Garcinia quaesita has been revised by the TGA.
  • Codex
    10 May 2005: The proposed Codex Guidelines on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements will NOT apply in Australia and will have NO IMPACT on the way these types of products are regulated in Australia



  • SAMe ((S)-S-adenosylmethionine)
    17 July 2001: Subregulation 9(2) gazette notice relating to the substances (S)-S-adenosylmethionine and ademetionine (also known as 'SAMe')