TGA under fire after giving herbal prostate remedy its $16,000 tick of approval

The watchdog's critics says the evidence isn't there

In return for a $16,000 payment, the TGA will assess the evidence behind a variety of complementary products under a move to allow the makers of herbal remedies to make more substantial therapeutic claims.

Professor Ken Harvey.
Professor Ken Harvey.

But not everyone is happy because its not exactly clear what the TGA is doing for its money. The suggestion is that the assessments are