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THERAPEUTIC GOODS ACT 1989 - SECT 42DP

Offences--dissemination of generic information

             (1)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person disseminates, by any means, generic information about therapeutic goods to the public or a section of the public; and

                     (b)  the dissemination of that generic information does not comply with the provisions of the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code that are prescribed by regulations for the purposes of section 42DO.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 12 months or 1,000 penalty units, or both.

             (2)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person disseminates, by any means, generic information about therapeutic goods to the public or a section of the public; and

                     (b)  the dissemination of that generic information does not comply with the provisions of the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code that are prescribed by regulations for the purposes of section 42DO.

Penalty:  100 penalty units.

             (3)  An offence against subsection (2) is an offence of strict liability.



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