TGA is Therapeutic Goods Administration. It’s Australia's government authority responsible for evaluating, assessing and monitoring products that are defined as therapeutic goods. TGA regulate medicines, medical devices and biologicals to help Australians stay healthy and safe.
Therapeutic goods can comprise a broad range of things, such as bandages, pregnancy testing kits, herbal remedies, tissue grafts and paracetamol. They generally fall under three main categories:
Medicines - including prescription, over-the-counter and complementary medicines, such as paracetamol and echinacea
Biologicals - something made from or containing human cells or tissues, such as human stem cells or skin
Medical devices - including instruments, implants and appliances, such as pacemakers and sterile bandages.
Therapeutic goods are broadly defined as products for use in humans in connection with:
-Preventing, diagnosing, curing or alleviating a disease, ailment, defect or injury
-Influencing, inhibiting or modifying a physiological process
-Testing the susceptibility of persons to a disease or ailment
-Influencing, controlling or preventing conception
-Testing for pregnancy.
This includes things that are:
-Used as an ingredient or component in the manufacture of therapeutic goods
-Used to replace or modify parts of the anatomy
The TGA is responsible for evaluating, assessing and monitoring products that are defined as therapeutic goods.
What is ARTG?
The ARTG is the public database of therapeutic goods that can be legally supplied in Australia. You can search the ARTG to find details of therapeutic goods approved for supply.
All of our First Aid Kit products contain a valued ARTG number printed on the package.
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