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TGA Transparency Review Panel, Meeting 6, 9 June 2011

22 June 2011

The Panel met on 9 June 2011.

At this meeting, Professor Pearce advised the Panel of the resignation of 2 members - Ms Kristy Thomas of the Complementary Healthcare Council of Australia (CHC) and Ms Janie Smith, representative of the National Rural Health Alliance. Dr Wendy Morrow, Executive Director of the Complementary Healthcare Council, attended the meeting as an observer.

A significant part of the meeting was focussed on the development of the Panel's draft recommendations and their rationale. The Panel's consideration was guided by previously developed principles for recommendations which included the whole of government context of open government; the health context of the National Medicines Policy; communication; co-ordination; collaboration; public confidence; consistency and efficiency of regulatory approach; and public accountability.

A final Panel meeting is scheduled for 23 June 2011 prior to submission of the report by 30 June 2011.