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Australian Regulatory Guidelines for Prescription Medicines (ARGPM)

The Australian Regulatory Guidelines for Prescription Medicines (ARGPM) assist applicants and sponsors to register new prescription medicines or vary existing registrations in Australia.

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Sponsors may now apply to register a prescription medicine under the provisional approval pathway, priority review pathway or the standard prescription medicines registration pathway.


8 February 2019

Prescription medicine major variation: discretionary power to reduce fees in exceptional circumstances

Amendments to the Therapeutic Goods Regulations 1990 came into effect in late November 2018 that allow discretion to reduce application and evaluation fees for a major variation application in exceptional circumstances

29 November 2018

Boxed Warning guidance

The Boxed Warning guidance assists sponsors to understand their obligations and prescribers to understand the rationale for the warning and the magnitude of risk

Prescription medicines registration basics

Information about the prescription medicines registration process in Australia.

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CTD and general dossier requirements

Information about hard copy and electronic submission dossier formats.

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Print version

The information on this website is available in PDF and Microsoft Word format for printing.


Specific guidance

These guidance provide information about specific technical requirements and particular types of medicine.