Category Archives: Medicine policy

Garvan Institute $6,400 genetic test

https://www.garvan.org.au/genome-one-news-australia2019s-first-whole-genome-and-health-assessment-service-to-provide-an-unprecedented-insight-into-our-current-and-future-health The Garvan Institute’s Sydney based Genome.One lab has launched a new ‘whole genome sequencing’ test which is claimed to provide genetic insight into a person’s propensity to develop a range of serious diseases including heart conditions and cancer. Costing … Continue reading

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Monash University SPHPM “Whack-a-mole” project 2017

Overview: The aim is to provide students with practical experience of the role of regulators in protecting the public from false and misleading therapeutic claims by product sponsors and health practitioners. Why “Whack-a-mole”: Because, given deficiencies in the current regulatory system, … Continue reading

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Order of Australia Honour

MEMBER (AM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA Associate Professor Kenneth John HARVEY, Melbourne VIC 3004 For significant service to community health and the pharmaceutical industry through roles in developing guidelines for the ethical use of antibiotics. See … Continue reading

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Seminar: The Advertising of Therapeutic Goods and Services (and its regulation), Sept 8, 2017

In March 2016, a seminar on this topic attracted over 100 people to the Sydney University Health Law Centre. One outcome was a decision to hold a follow-up seminar in Melbourne in Sept-Oct 2017. The 2017 seminar is being organised … Continue reading

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HAIAP-PHM ISC Meeting, Bangladesh, 15-16 May 2017

Members of the HAIAP-PHM International Steering Committee (ISC) met at Gonoshasthaya PHA, Savar, Bangladesh during May 15-16, 2017 to discuss the planning and agenda of the proposed November meeting. Not all members of the ISC could attend due to problems … Continue reading

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ABC 4-Corners Swallowing It: How Australians are spending billions on unproven vitamins and supplements.

http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2017/02/13/4616948.htm FEATURE: What’s the evidence supporting the use of Australia’s favourite supplements? | ABC Health & Science | 13 Feb 2017 – http://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2017-02-13/a-closer-look-at-australias-most-popular-supplements/8265840 STUDY Is your pharmacist giving you the right advice? We put pharmacists to the test – what do … Continue reading

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Revive Health for All! Meet at PHA Bhaban, Bangladesh, 10-25 Nov, 2017

The initiative: Zafrullah Chowdhury formulated the idea of an international meeting following the December 2016 decision of the High Court of Delhi to set aside the March 2016 decision of the Indian Central Government banning 344 irrational fixed dose combinations (FDC). Zafrullah … Continue reading

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Australian Skeptics National Convention; Skepticamp; TGA Consultation

  http://convention.skeptics.com.au/  2016 Australian Skeptic of the Year: Jointly awarded to Mal Vickers and Ken Harvey for their continued and determined efforts which have made a significant impact on exposing malpractice in the chiropractic industry and its governing bodies. Two talks: … Continue reading

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TGA has lost trust on CMS: Harvey

“a market flooded with shonky products and unethical claims” Open debate needed for TGA to regain trust   TGA has lost trust on CMs: Harvey by

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Antibiotic resistance: the need for innovative global and local policy in response to market failure

This was the title of an invited key-note address delivered to 550 medical students at a University of Queensland Global Health Conference, held on Sept 24, 2016. I was welcomed by Professor Darrell Crawford, Medical Dean of the School of Medicine who highlighted … Continue reading

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