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Traditional and Herbal Medicines, Regulation: Australia and New Zealand

Both Australia and New Zealand demonstrate high levels of political commitment to traditional medicine (TM) and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) policy and research. Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Act (TGA) of 1989 sets out the legal requirements for the import, export, manufacture, and supply of medicines in Australia. It details the requirements for listing or registering all therapeutic goods in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG), as well as many other aspects of the law, including advertising, labeling, and product appearance. Australian manufacturers of therapeutic goods must be licensed, and their manufacturing processes must comply with the principles of good manufacturing practice (GMP). All medicines manufactured for supply in Australia must be listed or registered in the ARTG, unless they are specifically exempt or excluded. ...

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