Can the TGA ever win? Regulator in hot debate over ear candles

Critics say the regulator is 'abdicating its responsibility'

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It’s probably not going to shake the foundations of healthcare, but last month the TGA issued a statement on its website declaring it would no longer bother regulating the sale and use of ‘thermal auricular therapies’ — a fancy term for what we know as ear candles.

Ear candles have been a big seller in the world of alternative medicine for some years and you can still find them on pharmacy shelves promoted as a treatment for the build-up of ear wax and numerous other ailments from vertigo to deafness.

And along with

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