Behind the news - TGA rules for CAMs

THE TGA has finally bowed to the medical fraternity and released a proposed list of rules governing how complementary medicines makers back up their sometimes hyperbolic product claims.

But there’s one catch – both sides agree that if the rules as currently drafted are adopted by the TGA and embraced by industry, the industry itself will be adversely affected.

To purists, this is a necessary step to ensuring Australians get access to only treatments subjected to full scientific rigour.

To the industry, it spells the death knell on a treatment area which does more good than harm.

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