It had been proposed that Complementary Medicines will be regulated by the Australia New Zealand Therapeutic Products Authority (ANZTPA). However there is now uncertainty regarding the future of ANZTPA and of any replacement regulatory scheme. Currently dietary supplements are controlled by the Dietary Supplements Regulations 1985. We provide advice concerning compliance with these regulations in terms of labelling, permitted ingredients and acceptable claims. Dietary supplements should also be listed on Medsafe's COMET database. We can handle these COMET listings for you.
While we support the regulation of complementary medicines in New Zealand, we recognise that such regulation should take into account the nature of the product and of inherent risks involved in their use. We take every opportunity to provide input into proposed regulations and guidelines for complementary medicines and products at the food/medicine interface and can provide advice concerning forthcoming regulatory requirements.
We also provide advice and assistance on the listing of complementary medicines in Australia.