TGA reform delays slammed

Of 33 recommendations regarding reforms to the TGA, due to be completed by the end of June, five are not now expected to be completed in time.

These include a key transparency recommendation proposing changes to the labelling and packaging of medicines to address consumer safety risks, and four recommendations on complementary medicines reform.

A statement on the TGA website said some of the complementary reforms, such as updating guidelines on evidence requirements and requiring sponsors to use only available coded indications, needed amendments to the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.

La Trobe University

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