Medicines and medication safety
Australia has a number of mechanisms to protect health consumers from the risks associated with medicine.
See the links to medication safety information below.
In this section:
Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
The Australian Government's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) safeguards public health and safety in Australia by regulating medicines.
Adverse Drug Reactions Advisory Committee (ADRAC)
The Adverse Drug Reactions Advisory Committee (ADRAC) - composed of independent medical experts with expertise in the evaluation of medicine safety - produces the Australian Adverse Drug Reactions Bulletin to raise awareness of adverse drug reactions.
National Prescribing Service
The Australian Government's National Prescribing Service helps you find, understand and use information about medicines. Medimate encourages you to do this in partnership with your doctor, pharmacist and other health professionals. Contact Medimate on (02) 8217 8700.