TGA’s transparency challenged by Harvey

La Trobe University adjunct associate professor Ken Harvey said the administration’s Complaints Resolution Panel (CRP) had referred 88 apparent advertising breaches since the review started in November 2010, of which the TGA had published decisions in relation to just 14.

Dr Harvey said he provided that statistic – a disclosure rate of 16% – in a submission to a TGA consultation on proposed changes to how it regulates the advertising of therapeutic goods.

One change proposed by the regulator is that, rather than the CRP and the