Illegal im­porter fined

Pharmacy Daily - - News -

THE Ther­a­peu­tic Goods Ad­min­is­tra­tion has is­sued in­fringe­ment no­tices against a com­pany called Eschoice Pty Ltd in re­la­tion to the al­leged im­por­ta­tion of un­ap­proved ther­a­peu­tic goods.

Aus­tralian Border Force of­fi­cers seized the items, be­lieved to be medicines and med­i­cal de­vices for use in cos­metic pro­ce­dures, as part of Oper­a­tion Antlia, a com­pli­ance ini­tia­tive with the TGA which was ini­ti­ated af­ter a woman died from a cos­metic pro­ce­dure at a Syd­ney clinic last year.

The TGA noted that Aus­tralian leg­is­la­tion “pro­hibits the im­port, ex­port, man­u­fac­ture and sup­ply of ther­a­peu­tic goods for hu­man use that are not in­cluded in the Aus­tralian Reg­is­ter of Ther­a­peu­tic Goods or oth­er­wise the sub­ject of an ex­emp­tion, approval or au­thor­ity”.

Eschoice will pay penal­ties of more than $25,000 in the case, with the TGA also warn­ing con­sumers to do their own re­search be­fore un­der­go­ing pro­ce­dures such as cos­metic in­jec­tions, as they carry sig­nif­i­cant risks in­clud­ing blind­ness or even death - see tga.gov.au.

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