Category Archives: Medicine policy

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

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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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MWI: Patient stories

See NINE TV News 22/09/2016 (Devon) More below; some names have been changed but the stories are authentic. Rosemary said: I first became aware of the Medical Weightloss Institute through its full page ad in the Brisbane Courier Mail in June … Continue reading

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A compounding pharmacy has been criticised for dispensing a withdrawn substance… but is the reproval warranted?

The compounder, the doctor and the institute In response to the defence offered in this AJP article by compounding pharmacist Daryll Knowles and MWI chief spruiker Geoff Jowett (and concerns expressed by Jarrod McMaugh and Jignesh Patel) I provide the following additional information. … Continue reading

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More on MWI; prescribing dangerous drugs withdrawn from Australian market

Another patient has come forward who was charged $5420.00 for the MWI program and prescribed a cocktail of drugs including diethylpropion; a drug withdrawn from the Australian market because of serious adverse effects, including irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, seizures, nervousness, … Continue reading

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Presentation to an Informa PharmaLaw conference in Sydney; MMD Review

“The 2015 Review of Medicines and Medical Devices Regulation: Government Response” See also, “Government’s long-awaited response to an independent MMD Review” “Health Minister Sussan Ley will release the government’s long-awaited response to an independent review of the regulation of medicines … Continue reading

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ABC Australia+ removes Monash & Swisse logos from its own; But look at what they have done to Melbourne, Victoria and Canberra Uni!

http://www.australiaplus.com/international/style-and-wellbeing/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-medical-student-in-australia/7351616 http://www.australiaplus.com/international/style-and-wellbeing/which-fruits-are-healthier-and-in-what-form/7630314 But then, “Swisse Ultivite is a premium quality formula, containing 53 vitamins, minerals, antioxidants that has been formulated based on scientific evidence to provide nutritional support for a busy, stressful lifestyle”!

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