Therapeutic goods are broadly defined as products for use in humans in connection with:
- preventing, diagnosing, curing or alleviating a disease, ailment, defect or injury
- influencing, inhibiting or modifying a physiological process
- testing the susceptibility of persons to a disease or ailment
- influencing, controlling or preventing conception
- testing for pregnancy.
This includes things that are:
- used as an ingredient or component in the manufacture of therapeutic goods
- used to replace or modify parts of the anatomy
You can find a definition of 'therapeutic goods' in Section 3 of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.
The TGA is responsible for evaluating, assessing and monitoring products that are defined as therapeutic goods.