Advertising therapeutic goods: Natural claims on medicines and medical devices: naturally compelling?

Australia – Advertising therapeutic goods: Natural claims on medicines and medical devices: naturally compelling?

Advertisers of medicines and medical devices sometimes promote on labels and in other advertising that their product is ‘natural’ or contains ‘natural’ ingredients. Variations...
TGA Updates Guidance on the Testing of Biological Medicines

Australia – TGA Updates Guidance on the Testing of Biological Medicines

Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has updated its guidance on testing biological medicines. Version 2.0 of the guidance features new details on the use...
Indian drugmakers form partnerships as they enter the Chinese market

India – Indian drugmakers form partnerships as they enter the Chinese market

Indian drug makers Sun Pharmaceutical Industriesand Cipla are entering China through local partnerships, as they seek new markets to sell their generic drugs amid stifling competition in...
Use of market authorisation evidence from comparable overseas regulators / assessment bodies for medical devices (including IVDs)

Australia – Updates to variations to prescription medicines guidance and e-form

The TGA Business Services online application system for variations to prescription medicines was updated on 10 July 2019. This was the second part of...
India Proposes Making Marketers Responsible for Drug Product Quality

India – India Proposes Making Marketers Responsible for Drug Product Quality

The Indian health ministry is planning to make marketers responsible for the quality of the medicines they sell. Under the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, manufacturers...
Health leaders see fast growth in China pharma, biotech

China – Health leaders see fast growth in China pharma, biotech

Two hundred million Chinese citizens will be 60 by the year 2020 and, today, one in four cases of cancer occurs in China. Demographic necessities...
Health leaders see fast growth in China pharma, biotech

China – Chinese regulators hope to increase the number of generic drugs

China’s NHC has published a list of 34 patented drugs which it hopes will be taken up by generic drugmakers. The drugs selected include drugs...
Australia Preps for Medicine Ingredient Name Changes

Australia – Australia Preps for Medicine Ingredient Name Changes

As part of a push to align the names of Australia’s medicinal ingredients with names used internationally, Australia’s Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA) has been...
Therapeutic goods advertising: Ensuring 'natural' claims are not misleading

Australia – Therapeutic goods advertising: Ensuring ‘natural’ claims are not misleading

Introduction The use of the term 'natural' (and related terms such as 'naturally derived', 'sourced from nature', 'all natural') in therapeutic goods advertising is regulated...
Health leaders see fast growth in China pharma, biotech

China – How trade war with China could hit US pharmaceutical makers

The United States’ heavy reliance on China for prescription drugs is becoming a national security concern. The concern is that China could weaponize its...

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