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Submission to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) consultation on medicines shortages


Date: 18 March 2024

The RACGP has provided a response to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) consultation on medicines shortages in Australia – challenges and opportunities. The RACGP’s response recommends:
  • mechanisms and/or mandates be put into place to ensure a minimum supply of medication is always available in Australia to more effectively meet demand.
  • the TGA identifies medicine shortages and substitutions provisions that will impact general practice and have a proactive process of alerting GPs to expect disruption
  • TGA warnings about shortages to be integrated into general practice clinical information systems when this is technically possible.

 

Read the submission

RACGP submission to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) consultation on medicines shortages in Australia – challenges and opportunities (PDF)



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