The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) monitors the safety of therapeutic goods approved for use in Australia. This includes medicines, vaccines, biological therapies and medical devices.
As part of our surveillance system, we receive reports of possible health problems – also called adverse events or side effects - associated with therapeutic goods. These reports are used to detect unusual or unexpected patterns of adverse events in the Australian population (signal detection).
Anyone can report an adverse event to us including members of the public, health professionals and pharmaceutical companies. To report a suspected adverse event go to:
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.