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25/07/01
APPENDIX 4 - APPENDIX 4 TGAC - APPEALS AND COMPLAINTS MECHANISMS
Also see APPENDIX 4...
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Anyone may complain about an advertisement for a designated therapeutic good that is published or inserted in mainstream media that is believed to be in breach of the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code (TGAC) or the Therapeutic Goods Regulations. (refer Regulation 9AA) to the Complaints Resolution Panel.

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A person may complain in writing to the Complaints Resolution Panel about an advertisement for a designated therapeutic good or therapeutic device that is published or inserted in specified media that the person believes is in breach of the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code (TGAC) or the Therapeutic Goods Regulations. (refer Regulation 42ZCAB).

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Complaints about non-mainstream media advertisements must be directed to the appropriate Industry Association, i.e. CHC for complementary medicines and ASMI for non-complementary OTC medicines.

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Complaints about other advertisements must be directed to the appropriate Industry Association, ie. CHC for complementary medicines and ASMI for non-complementary OTC medicines.

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