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Australia backs tougher regulation for complementary health products

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7492.619 (Published 17 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:619
  1. Bob Burton
  1. Canberra

    The Australian government has backed increased regulation of the complementary health sector after the recommendations of a review, which was initiated after a crisis in the industry. Pan Pharmaceuticals had its licence suspended for six months, and more than 1600 of its products were recalled (BMJ 2003;326:1001).

    Parliamentary secretary for health Christopher Pyne said that Australia was “very fortunate to have such a high quality complementary medicines industry” while endorsing stricter regulations outlined in a report by the Expert Committee on Complementary Medicines in the Health System, published last year.

    The government …

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