TGA endorses pseudoscience, says RACGP

The college wants disclaimers if ideas are not backed by evidence

The TGA’s latest list of permitted indications endorses pseudoscience and encourages the pharmaceutical industry to evade scientific proof of efficacy, the RACGP says.

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Concerned that the list could mislead and confuse patients, the college wants the medicines watchdog to restrict therapeutic claims to those supported by scientific evidence.

The TGA’s clinical indications list is one of several reforms contained in a federal parliamentary Bill under scrutiny by a Senate committee.

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