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Therapeutic goods advertising code

31 July 2019

The Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code (the Code) ensures that the marketing and advertising of therapeutic goods is conducted in a manner that promotes the quality use of the product, is socially responsible and does not mislead or deceive the consumer.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration administers the Code.

Current version of the Code

The current version is the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code (No.2) 2018 (the Code), as amended on 30 July 2019.

Information about the changes to the Code is available from Therapeutic goods advertising: update 31 July 2019.

The Code originally took effect on 1 January 2019. To assist advertisers in changing their advertising over to the Code, the TGA has adopted an enforcement discretion approach during 2019 – further information is available from the Therapeutic goods advertising: Update 29 October 2018.

Code guidance

The Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code 2018 (No. 2) 2018 is supported by the guidance document; Complying with the Therapeutic Advertising Code (No. 2) 2018. This guidance is being updated to reflect the changes made to the Code in July 2019.

Previous versions of the TGAC

Amendments to the TGAC

Information about amendments to the Code over 5 years old can be found in the TGA Internet site archive.