We are committed to safeguarding the health of our community against any adverse effects from prescribed medications. This means that people can take medicines or use health products knowing that they are safe, have been manufactured in a quality-controlled environment to our strict guidelines, and will work.
However, medications and medical devices, available via international websites, which have not been subject to Australia’s rigorous testing standards are becoming easier to access. They are not regulated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and we can’t confirm their quality or effectiveness.
We have received reports of people suffering adverse reactions to these products. As such, we strongly advise against purchasing inexpensive medicines on foreign websites.
Australia has several mechanisms available to help protect our health consumers.