Planned TGA changes spark drug counterfeiting fears

The TGA is planning on cutting the number of senior investigators responsible for combatting the importation and sale of counterfeit medicines, according to a report by the ABC.

This could lead to an increased number of counterfeit medicines reaching Australia, says Labor health spokesperson Stephen Jones.

 “TGA workers are warning that they may not have the capacity to counter organised criminal elements peddling dangerous counterfeit medicines,” he says.

According to a report by ABC Lateline, two TGA surveillance sections will be merged into one,