End of an Era: Adjunct Professor John Skerritt Announces His Retirement

Professor John Skerritt, a highly regarded figure in the Australian healthcare sector, recently announced his retirement from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

Wishing Professor John Skerritt the healthiest retirement!

During his tenure as Deputy Secretary for Health Products Regulation Group, Professor Skerritt played a pivotal role in implementing regulatory reforms that significantly improved the efficiency and effectiveness of the agency’s processes. Complementary Medicines Australia (CMA) has closely collaborated with Professor Skerritt and his executives, resulting in significant achievements for the industry and Australian consumers.

CMA has partnered with the agency in various capacities related to the appropriate regulation of complementary medicines in Australia. This collaboration included reviewing and reforming the regulatory framework for complementary medicines, introducing the TGA’s Listed Assessed Medicines pathway, market exclusivity for new ingredients, and providing feedback and input to the TGA during the regulatory reform process. Professor Skerritt and CMA have worked closely to ensure that complementary medicines are safe, effective, and suitably regulated in Australia.

CMA CEO Carl Gibson says: CMA CEO Carl Gibson says: “We congratulate Prof John Skerritt on implementing an updated regulatory regime for complementary medicines. The Australian regulatory environment is the world’s envy and ensures consumers access to safe, effective, quality complementary medicines.

We now have a system that rewards investment and protects clinical trials. This allows us to secure new world-leading new ingredients and a boost to evidence-based complementary medicines.”

Professor Skerritt has been widely respected in the healthcare industry for his expertise and leadership. His retirement marks the end of an era for the TGA, and his contributions to the agency will be remembered for years to come. However, he leaves behind a capable and solid team that will continue to build on his legacy. We wish you the best and healthiest of retirement!”

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