Category Archives: Pharmaceutical Promotion

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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Kid’s vitamin gummies: unhealthy, poorly regulated and exploitative

See: https://theconversation.com/kids-vitamin-gummies-unhealthy-poorly-regulated-and-exploitative-76466. Taken up by: https://ajp.com.au/news/whats-wrong-kids-vitamin-gummies/ https://www.medicalobserver.com.au/medical-news/paediatrics/kids-vitamin-gummies-unhealthy-poorly-regulated-and-exploitative https://croakey.org/kids-vitamin-gummies-unhealthy-poorly-regulated-and-exploitative/ http://www.pharmacydaily.com.au/news/gummies-blasted/65735 http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/experts-call-for-lolly-vitamins-aimed-at-kids-to-be-banned-because-theyre-unhealthy/news-story/2e1c45b5e7ed1d402f5373eda45fb530 by

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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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Vitamin company Swisse calls for self-regulation of complementary medicine advertising

http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/vitamin-company-swisse-calls-for-selfregulation-of-complementary-medicine-advertising-20170315-guz8l5.html Well they would say that wouldn’t they! by

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NSW HCCC Public Warning: Medical Weight Loss Institute (MWI)

Public warning under section 94A of the Health Care Complaints Act 1993 – Non-evidence Based Weight Loss Programs See also: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-18/warning-issued-about-clinic-supplying-controversial-diet-drugs/8360590 https://www.9now.com.au/nine-news/nsw/episode-70 (26 minutes in) http://www.australiandoctor.com.au/News/Latest-News/GPs-don-t-know-what-we-know-weight-loss-clinic http://www.australiandoctor.com.au/news/latest-news/duty-of-care-compelled-doctor-to-keep-offering-unp http://www.australiandoctor.com.au/news/latest-news/pharmacist-claims-he-s-the-victim-of-witch-hunt https://ajp.com.au/news/weight-loss-warning/ http://issues.pharmacydaily.com.au/2017/Mar17/pd140317.pdf At last! But it took 8 months to get this warning … Continue reading

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ABC Media Watch – NINE ACA “ADHD breakthrough” – that doesn’t work!

http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s4627196.htm Also, something fishy in the oil on ABC Health Report with Norman Swan RN, Monday 27th February https://radio.abc.net.au/programitem/pgZa75PD8V?play=true   by

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2016 Monash University SPHPM Summer Vacation Scholarship Program Award

The School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (SPHPM) Summer Vacation Scholarship Program supports the education of promising tertiary students by providing a means to engage and gain experience in research during the University summer vacation period. The program is … Continue reading

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Complementary medicine vending machines (with coke)… has it all gone too far?

“Vitamin Warehouse is now installing the world’s first refrigerated vitamins and health supplements vending machines with 42inc digitalised android touch screen computers allowing customers direct chat one on one with any of the brands sold in our machines. As well … Continue reading

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