Faster drug approvals, easing of ad regulations: TGA

Streamlining TGA drug registration will cut almost five months off the approval process, Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley announced last week. 

Pharma companies will be able to launch drugs in Australia more easily if they have already been approved by a reputable overseas regulator, such as the US Food and Drugs Administration, Ms Ley said. 

There will also be a special fast-track, 'expedited approval’ process for novel and life-saving medicines that could make cancer drugs available in Australia two years sooner, she said.  

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