The TGA survives by membership subscription fees
and NOT by government funding. 

TGA, The Drug Industry And Your Health :-

  • No dietary supplements sold as food can exceed potency dosages set down by the Codex Commission. ( These doses are so low as to be insufficient for your pet cat.) Dietary supplements of higher potency are to be sold as drugs by pharmaceutical or phyto-pharmaceutical companies. ( More money for them. ) Supplements without a recommended daily allowance (RDA), such as co-enzyme Q10, will be illegal to sell because they will be considered as drugs. ($ V Health)

  • All new dietary supplements will be banned unless they have undergone
    extensive Codex testing (via scientific risk assessment) and final approval. (Too costly for small producers who must pay thousands per test.)

  • Only supplements made from a list of 15 minerals and 13 vitamins  will be allowed in ultra-low potencies mirroring levels that were originally set during World War II to stave off malnutrition, or are insufficient for a pet dog.
     We do not live in medieval times – we can read now… Many people take 60 minerals daily.

  • The Codex preamble expressly forbids the use of nutrients to
    prevent, treat or cure any condition. ( Does that include starvation? )

  • Herbs to be put under a closed committee of the WHO where they are now held to be untested drugs. There is only a short list of approved herbs that may be used for specific conditions. While some complex oriental herbal formulas may be permitted, most will not. Ayurvedic, Tibetan, tribal, Aust. indigenous and other traditional medicines that use herbs and natural substances to be forbidden in WTO Member Countries (Aust.) Herbal, shamanic and energy-based medicines are to be forbidden forms of treatment. (Many of these are local weeds…)

  • Her majesty Queen Elizabeth II uses some of these.

  • We suspect Chinese and Moslems will not be very cooperative here.

  • Indigenous Australians might also be a bit resistant.

  • Genetically Modified organisms (GMOs) to be legal in foods. Unlabeled  unbelievable! Sounds like a sop to Monsanto. - The Bayer company — whose former chairperson Fritz ter Meer served a prison sentence for committing crimes against humanity — wants to buy Monsanto for $42 billion…

  • Codex is to set permissible upper levels for pesticide residues, toxic chemicals, hormones in food and other environmental contaminants that may be many times greater than those advocated by chemical and pesticide industry lobby groups. see also → “Pharmafoods”

  • Codex mandates that animal feed CAN be treated with antibiotics, hormones and growth stimulants.

  • Codex Further mandates that the irradiation of food go ahead, despite the arguments of food safety experts.

  • The above smells of a protection racket to us.

Although the above list may seem extreme, it is difficult to
have confidence in the TGA based on their past performance,
e.g continuing support for water fluoridation.

WHAT WE CAN DO!

Do your web searches; complain to your Federal politician in writing, write to the newspapers; get on the radio; and most of all, tell ALL of your friends,
(and enemies) and then remind them again and again!

The TGA has done little protect the Australian public in the past.

It is working to restrict the $4 billion Australian supplements industry that is rapidly gaining markets over Big Pharmas control of the medical industry.

Any of the above proposals if approved would cause:

  • More unemployment therefore more people on the dole

  • A loss of tax revenue to the Australian Government

  • The importation of more foreign goods

The Australian public would loose access to health maintaining supplements which; would also disadvantage sports people, body builders (and pets).
These products and services are consumer funded.
To change the system would put an extra load on the existing over-used and
under financed government health system.
Most medical doctors have little knowledge of traditional medicines or nutrition.
Many of these plants and minerals have supplied health to millions people around the world for centuries.

GUNPOINT MEDICINE ?

The TGA have tried to outlaw the growing of some medicinal wild roadside weeds and garden plants previously – without success. [ As seen on ABC TV 'Gardening Australia']

Some of these new proposals will force the Australian population to grow, import and produce these health-promoting plants/products “illegally” and or go underground.
The government does not have the resources to fully enforce these proposals; which would extend the dole queues, disadvantage the health of Australians, reduce revenue to the Australian Tax Office and restrict the choices of you the reader.
Consumers will by-pass much of this attempt at bureaucratic control designed to support Big Pharma by personal imports, wild harvesting, and passive resistance.

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Therapeutic Goods Amendment

(2013 Measures No. 1) Bill 2013

Full Text →  HERE

 The Parliamentary Secretary replied to the Scrutiny of Bills Committee as follows:

The information provided by a sponsor for the purposes of [a request for variation] can include complex and extensive scientific data about the goods, e.g., results of clinical trials, or the incidence of adverse reactions to prescription medicines. This information will be exclusively and confidentially within the knowledge of the sponsor. Moreover, it is up to the sponsor to demonstrate that the basis on which the product was approved for marketing in Australia (via inclusion on the Register)—i.e. that its quality, safety and efficacy/performance was acceptable—remains, and that, as such, it should continue to ‘be on the Register notwithstanding the proposed change.

Thus there is a particular level of dependence on the accuracy and comprehensiveness of the supporting information provided to support a section 9D request, especially in relation to higher risk goods like prescription medicines. If the Secretary of the Department of Health and Ageing relies on false information to approve a request, there could potentially be serious consequences for public health and safety.

Where non-compliance with the requirement to provide accurate information that is not false or misleading is likely to cause harm or injury (as per proposed subsection 9G(2)), it is considered that non-compliance should attract a criminal sanction regardless of any mental element. By setting out a strong deterrence against providing false or misleading information, and by forming an integral part of the suite of sanctions proposed for such conduct, it is expected subsection 9G(2) will significantly enhance regulatory enforcement and help to protect the public from exposure to therapeutic goods that have been approved for continued supply on the basis of false or misleading information.

Proposed section 9G is consistent with the existing tiered criminal offences in the Act that apply in relation to the provision of false or misleading information (e.g. by applicants for the inclusion of products in the Register) , and with the current approach of tiered criminal offences in the Act which include in that structure an offence of strict liability along the same lines as proposed subsection 9G(2).[101]….

Does this all mean the TGA is not in control, or not covered by the
Federal Government, or is a rogue toothless tiger?
Or all of the above?

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As President Kennedy said:
“If you cannot enforce a law, you do not have a law”.

The TGA survives by membership subscription fees and
NOT by government funding. 

Already there is an incentive for powerful
members to unduly influence the
TGA’s decision making and administration. 

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