TGA introduces labelling changes to improve medicine use

TGA introduces labelling changes to improve medicine use Reactions 1664, p5 - 12 Aug 2017 TGA introduces labelling changes to improve medicine use Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) says it is changing the labelling for medicines to ensure that important information about the medicine is easier to find. After many years of consultation with industry, health professionals and the community, the TGA indicated that these improvements will "help bring Australian medicine labels up to date and align them with international best practice". Ultimately, these changes will help Australian citizens make more informed choices about the medicines they take and how to use them more safely. These new labelling rules took effect from 31 August 2016. The agency has developed posters (titled "Your medicine, your knowledge") aimed at both consumers and healthcare professionals, which will be gradually released over a 4-year transition period so that manufacturers have adequate time to update their labelling and sell existing stock. In addition, these labelling changes are designed to: make the active ingredient more prominent; make the medicine information clearer; allow for easier pharmacy dispensing; and include information about allergens (i.e. clearly state if the medicines contain crustacea, fish, eggs, soya, milk and tree nuts as ingredients). During the transition period, both new and old versions of the medicine labels will be acceptable, but manufacturers will need to be consistent with the version of rules that they follow (i.e. either old OR new). However, from 1 September 2020, all medicine labels will need to meet the new rules. Therapeutic Goods Administration. Labelling changes: information for health professionals. Internet Document : 28 Jul 2017. Available from: URL: https:// 803263663 0114-9954/17/1664-0001/$14.95 Adis © 2017 Springer International Publishing AG. All rights reserved Reactions 12 Aug 2017 No. 1664 Reactions Weekly Springer Journals

TGA introduces labelling changes to improve medicine use

Reactions Weekly , Volume 1664 (1) – Aug 12, 2017
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