Australia To Step Up Regulation Of Homeopathics

Law360, New York (December 9, 2011, 6:03 PM EST) -- The Australian government plans to clamp down on companies making unsubstantiated marketing claims about complementary medicine products and to improve safety evaluations of high-risk medical devices under a package of reforms announced Thursday.

The planned reforms are the result of multiple reviews of Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration — which regulates medical drugs and devices — as well as 18 months of feedback from industry, health professionals and consumer groups.

The new regulations will especially target misleading claims about the efficacy of complementary medicine, products like herbal...
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