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Notices of approved and permitted restricted representations
Therapeutic goods advertisements to consumers must not refer to a serious form of a disease, condition, ailment or defect (as defined in the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code (the Code) unless authorised by the TGA. These are known as restricted representations.
The TGA can authorise the use of restricted representations by:
- approving an advertiser to use the representation under section 42DF of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 following the successful consideration of an application
- permitting the use of the representation by any advertiser under section 42DK of the Act.
Certain references, including representations about the treatment and prevention of the most serious forms of diseases and conditions like cancer, are prohibited representations under the Code. Prohibited representations can only be used in advertising where the TGA has expressly permitted the use under section 42DK of the Act.
The written notices of approval or permission for the use of restricted representations, as well as notices of permission to use prohibited representations, can be accessed below.