TGA in favour of adverts for high-dose vit D
The TGA has agreed with a call to allow consumer advertising of once-weekly vitamin D (colecalciferol 7000 IU).
The change will take effect from June this year, if theTGA scheduling delegates’ recommendation is endorsed.
The TGA believes the schedule 3 status is a safeguard against incorrect use, such as taking tablets daily instead of weekly.
In 2012 the TGA rejected submissions to allow ads of pharmacist-only vitamin D, citing concerns about off-label use and no limits on pack sizes.
However, the TGA has now recognised that consumer