The Therapeutic Goods Administration reminds consumers to check for deliberate or accidental package tampering when they buy therapeutic goods.
If you find evidence that your medicine package has been tampered with (this could include broken wrappers or damaged blister strip packs) you should notify the sponsor of the product. The sponsor’s details, or those of the distributor, are on the medicine label. If you cannot contact the sponsor you should notify the place of purchase.
Tamper-evident packaging increases the likelihood that consumers will be able to identify that a product has been tampered with. The Code of practice for tamper-evident packaging of therapeutic goods (Version 2.0) provides guidance to sponsors and manufacturers on the design, selection, validation and labelling of tamper-evident packaging for therapeutic goods.
A new Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code has been made commencing 1 January 2022, with transition period
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.