Do you know that Australian complementary medicines are viewed as the consumer protection benchmark internationally? Numerous complementary medicines are recognised as a premium brand in Australia and internationally. The obvious reason being – Australia’s complementary medicines industry is proudly backed by a regulatory regime that is regarded as one of the strictest in the world! […]

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Nutraceutical, dietary or food supplement products, also known as “Health Supplements” have been in use since many years to maintain, enhance and improve the healthy function of human body. These may contains one or more, or a combination of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, enzymes, probiotics and other bioactive substances. Each country differs in […]

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Australian regulators do not distinguish between medicines and complementary medicines when it comes to safety, efficacy and quality of the product, including the imported products! Read the first part of this series – Regulatory Approval for Complementary Medicines in Australia Part-I – to understand what complementary medicines are and how they are classified in Australia. To […]

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Do you know any product segment, where one does not get to encounter Chinese products? Well, hardly any. It has been the focus of Chinese government for the past several decades to dominate various industrial sectors, including pharmaceuticals. While, China has been the big production factory for generic drugs and API ingredients for many years, […]

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If you wish to market your nutraceutical products, dietary supplements and herbal products in Australian market, it will be better to realize that the Australian regulatory requirements are quite different from other countries for such products. For example, in the United States of America (USA), such product can reach the pharmacy store, supermarket and retail stores […]

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Thailand FDA periodically releases list of of institutional review boards (IRBs) / ethics committees (ECs) that it recognizes for acceptance of clinical trials. Under Thailand regulatory system, approved ethics committees serve as the main point of approvals for initiating clinical trials in the country. This has been explained in our previous articles (see Part I and Part II), […]

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Case record form (CRF) is a wonderful and necessary tool used in clinical trials to collect data from each participating patient. CRF (also, referred as case report form) have historically been on paper (unlike electronic ones these days). Traditionally, something like carbon copy paper have been used, such that one sheet can be added to […]

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Philippines is a country with large population and wide network of hospitals, medical centers and health care professionals, making it a fertile platform for conducting clinical trials. In clinical trials, Philippines ranks number three in Southeast countries (US NIH) and ranks number eight worldwide (European Medicines Agency reports). Currently, a total of 950 clinical trials […]

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Pancreatitis, inflammation of pancreas, is the leading cause of GI related hospitalizations in USA and many other countries, with a medical condition requiring emergent care. The yearly incidence of Acute Pancreatitis in the United States and western countries is approximately 70-80 new cases per 100,000 population and has increased over the last decade. In 2015, […]

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What do you call a country with quality research facilities, efficient ethics and regulatory framework, diverse participant recruitment pool, research tax incentives and flexibility in conducting research? Some call it a dream destination, others Australia! It’s a country that has the world’s best researchers and health professionals, boasts a world-class research infrastructure and high standards of […]

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