TGA in bid to force drug companies to report medicines shortages
Mandatory reporting of all medicines shortages could be introduced in January 2019, according to a TGA consultation paper.
And the Federal Government is considering legislation to force manufacturers and sponsors to comply.
The TGA has released options for classifying a medicine shortage and a draft of list medicines that would be subject to mandatory reporting.
- Manufacturers have to report the shortage as soon as they are aware of it or within two days of being queried by the TGA about a possible shortage.
- Naming and