Consumer information & education
Healthcare products are a part of everyday life. They include prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines, complementary healthcare products and other medical products.
Over-the-counter medicines and complementary healthcare products can be purchased without prescription in a pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop, and include cough/cold products, vitamins and herbals, mouthwash and sunscreen. Other medical products available in pharmacies and supermarkets include wound dressings, tampons and condoms.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is the part of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing responsible for ensuring that healthcare products available in Australia are of an acceptable standard.
- Safety information for consumers
The Australian community expects therapeutic goods in the marketplace to be safe, of high quality and of a standard at least equal to that of comparable countries.
- Medicines & medical devices
General information for consumers about medicines and medical devices in Australia
- Community Q&A
The TGA often receives questions about such things as our role, or issues relating to medicines and medical devices and their use
- Other web resources for consumers
Links to other web resources for consumers
- MedSearch | Medicine information search app
An app to find, view and save Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) and Product Information (PI) documents for registered prescription medicines included on the ARTG