You may be required to comply with this standard if you intend to label non-prescription medicines. You have obligations to label medicines according to the requirements prescribed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration, and compliance with this code should achieve this aim.
The standard requires that label parts are described from a consumer's perspective, and that the parts are:
- named to reflect what consumers do with them
- shown in the order in which research suggests they are likely to be used
- ordered independently of the regulatory requirements for what has to appear on the front/back of labels
- important at the time of purchase and through the life of the product.
Please note that the Agency has advised that there are various codes for medicines, medical devices and chemicals which are amended on a regular basis.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required by your business.