Marbles is a listed product with the Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia (TGA), one of the world’s most highly respected regulatory bodies for pharmaceutical and complementary medicines.
What is the TGA and why is it important?
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is part of the Australian Government Department of Health. It is the regulatory body that monitors therapeutic goods in the marketplace.
The TGA ensures that health products and medicines available to the Australian community meet an acceptable standard of safety and quality, including in the way they are manufactured.
How can I tell if my medicine is regulated by the TGA?
Medicine labels tell you important information about the product you are buying – including how to use it, how to store it and the expiry date. Lower risk products listed on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG), such as vitamin and mineral supplements, herbal medicines and Marbles must have an AUST-L number on the label.
AUST-L medicines can only use pre-approved, low risk ingredients. This means that the TGA assesses the safety, quality and efficacy of the ingredients used and that the manufacturer has stringent systems in place to make sure products are consistently made to the highest standards.
You can look for the AUST-L number on the Marbles package or search the register on the TGA website. TGA Register: Marbles
How does the TGA protect me as a consumer?
The TGA exists to make sure:
• health products are safe for you to use
• licenced products are safe, high quality, and do what they are supposed to do.
Marbles is a listed complementary medicine (AUST-L 308317) and is proudly manufactured in Australia at Bluegum Pharmaceuticals, a facility licenced by the TGA.