The TGA’s final decision is expected to be handed down in June.
While no conviction was recorded in this instance, the fine comes as the TGA continues to consult on a proposed poppers ban, which would make the possession, sale or use of the substance a criminal offence.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration assures that “all options” are being considered as the community argues against criminalisation.
“We’re encouraging people to share their own experience in a written submission.”
“Over 90,000 gay and bisexual men have used poppers in the last six months, and that’s a lot of people who would, almost overnight, become liable to fines or even prison.”