Complementary medicines include complementary medicine ingredients such as vitamin, mineral, herbal material, aromatherapy and homoeopathic preparations. They are non-prescription medicines and are also known as alternative medicines.
Complementary medicines are non-prescription medicines. They are medicines that primarily contain complementary medicine ingredients that have an established identity and tradition of use. Examples of complementary medicine ingredients are:
- plant material
- nutritional substances
- essential oils
- animal material.
Most complementary medicines are included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) as listed medicines.
- Sub Herbal is recalling all batches supplied in Australia of Liu Wei Di Huang Wan (Rehmannia Six Formula) supplements as a precaution. There is potential for the medicine to result in unacceptable amounts of lead.
- Marvel Health (Australia) Pty Ltd fined $13,320 for alleged failure to comply with a request for information noticeWe issued an infringement notice for $13,320 to the New South Wales based company Marvel Health (Australia) Pty Ltd. This was for an alleged failure to comply with a notice to provide information about a complementary (listed) medicine.
- We have issued a notice to Pracmed Healthcare Pty Ltd to cease advertising indications related to weight loss surgery and cognitive function.
- Information about GMP clearances issued via the MRA Pathway that expire on 31 December 2023 as well as information on the ongoing use of the GMP clearance questionnaire.