'Indications' are statements that describe the specific therapeutic use for a complementary medicine. They describe a complementary medicine's claimed purpose or health benefit, for example: 'relieves coughs'. Indications can be specific (e.g. refer to a named non-serious condition); or non-specific (e.g. refer to general health maintenance).
The TGA implemented a new regulatory framework for complementary medicines in 2018, to take full effect in 2021. The new framework applies to all medicines listed under section 26A of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (the Act). This includes complementary medicines and sunscreens.