The ANZTPA definition of therapeutic products embraces complementary medicines, prescription drugs, over-the-counter pharmaceutical medicines, medical devices, human blood and other products intended for therapeutic use.
ANZTPA will operate, more or less, along the same regulatory arrangements that have existed in Australia since 1989.
ANZTPA can only govern the manufacture, supply and advertising of therapeutic goods.
pdf) factsheet , the ANZTPA has been described as an agency that will "safeguard public health and safety, while encouraging economic integration and benefitting industry in both countries.
Had it pushed through, the ANZTPA will be the one to regulate complementary medicines, over-the-counter medicines, prescription medicines, medical devices, blood and blood products, tissues and cellular therapies.