Medicines & health products test failures


The medicines and health products that failed Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) testing

Nothing new here.  The notorious TGA, Australia’s medicines regulator, lets the public again – routine maladministration.

Dodgy vitamins, contaminated medicines, a flu vaccine that didn’t work, ineffective hospital disinfectant and unreliable pregnancy tests are among products that have failed the national medicine regulator’s first published laboratory testing.

For the first time, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has released results of its routine product testing for quality and safety.

It admits that until now it has given the Australian public “very little” information about its testing activities.


  • Bio-Logical Vitamins A and E Solution (Biological Therapies)
  • Three batches of FLUVAX 2016 inactivated influenza vaccine, split virion thiomersal free 0.5mL injection syringe (CSL)
  • All-purpose Cleaner Hospital Grade Disinfectant (Pelikan Artline)
  • Digital Infrared Ear Themometer (Kogan Australia)
  • Braun Touchless + Forehead Thermometer (RQSolutions Medical Devices Distribution Support)
  • Feather Touch Vinyl Examination Gloves (Pro-Pac Packaging Australia)
  • First Response Digital Pregnancy Test (Church and Dwight Australia)
  • One Step Pregnancy Test (Minco Import & Export)
  • Valoid cyclizine lactate 50mg/1mL injection ampoule (Amdipharm Mercury Australia)
  • Seat Assemblies for Series-O Oxygen Regulator (Cigweld)
  • Leukoplast Tan Surgical Tape (BSN Medical)
  • Gauze from Procedure Kit (Multigate Medical Products)
  • Chinese Sports Injuries Pill (Beeijing Tong Ren Tang Australia)
  • 32 unregistered supplements, pills and capsules
  • Various Kaiser Pharmaceutical supplements (Great Grand Care)

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