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Therapeutic Goods Administration

The following articles have the tag Therapeutic Goods Administration

TGA reform delays slammed

INDEFINITE delays to several key elements of the blueprint for reform of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) have been slammed by a prominent industry expert.

Safety concerns prompt calls for detox product regulation

Safety concerns prompt calls for detox product regulation

A LEADING consumer group has called on the Therapeutic Goods Administration to crack down on regulation of detox products in the interest of quality control, efficacy and consumer safety.

Senate inquiry over TGA’s breast implant inaction

Senate inquiry over TGA’s breast implant inaction

THE Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is to be hauled before the Senate again, this time over its actions concerning the controversial Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) breast implants.

GPs urged to be wary of medicine bought online

GPs have been advised to be wary of counterfeit medicines purchased over the Internet as part of the TGA’s latest initiative to reduce the sale and consumption of illegitimate medicines in Australia. The initiative includes a new reporting function that went live on the watchdog’s website earlier this week. The online reporting portal allows consumers and health professionals to submit information relating to possible breaches of the TGA’s act. According to figures released by the TGA, the watchdog has received 146 reports of counterfeit medical products over the last 12 months, with the majority of reports relating ...

Wristband maker’s claims ‘exuberant’

MAKERS of the popular Power Balance wristbands have admitted overstating their claims of the product’s therapeutic benefits, after the company was ordered to retract its product advertising.  According to advertisements on the Power Balance Australia website, the wristband’s embedded “holographic disc” enhances the wearer’s muscle response, improves flexibility and increases synaptic response. However, following a complaint lodged by Dr Ken Harvey, senior research fellow at La Trobe University, the Therapeutic Products Advertising Complaints Resolution Panel (CRP) found that the “strong claims of therapeutic benefit” made on the website were in breach of the Therapeutic Goods Act. ...

'Exuberant' claims lead to trouble for wristband manufacturer

MAKERS of the popular Power Balance wristbands have admitted overstating their claims of the product’s therapeutic benefits after the Therapeutic Products Advertising Complaints Resolution Panel (CRP) ordered advertising of the product to be retracted. The CRP found Power Balance Australia to be in breach of the therapeutic goods advertising law. According to its advertisements, the wristband's embedded “holographic disc” enhances the wearer’s muscle response, improves flexibility and increases synaptic response. The complaints resolution panel, an independent panel of government, industry and consumer representatives, said the ads made “strong claims of therapeutic benefits” and were therefore in breach ...

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