The TGA makes use of assessments from comparable overseas bodies, where possible, in evaluations for complementary medicines and listed medicines (e.g. sunscreens).
Our goal is to reduce duplicating evaluations that have already been approved by a COB and to shorten evaluation timeframes while maintaining existing quality, safety and efficacy standards for medicines supplied in Australia.
List of COBs
The current list of COBs is determined by the Secretary for the purposes of regulation 16GJ of the Therapeutic Goods Regulations 1990. The list describes what COB evaluation reports can be submitted for the evaluation of applications for:
registered complementary medicines
assessed listed medicines
substances for use as ingredients in listed medicines.
The Department of Health and Aged Care acknowledges First Nations peoples as the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to all Elders both past and present.