Category Archives: Education

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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Complaint by Complementary Medicines Australia

See also: Inside the complementary medicine lobby’s bid to oust Dr Ken Harvey Health academic defends flooding regulator with complaints about alternative therapies CAM industry targets anti-quackery campaigner An overview of the Monash University course complained about can be found … Continue reading

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Chiropractic Journal of Australia; my article up alongside dissenting opinion!

http://www.cjaonline.com.au/index.php/cja See also article by Matthew Doyle and commentary from Phillip Ebral

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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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ABC Australia+ removes Monash & Swisse logos from its own

In response to letters expressing concern about the perceived relationship between the ABC, Swisse and Monash, the Monash VC (Margaret Gardner) has  stated, “The Monash partnership is a stand-alone partnership with ABC International and is in no way a partnership … Continue reading

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Australian Health expert unhappy with ABC’s Swisse deal

This “partnership” continues to attract media interest: ABC slammed for Swisse partnership ABC under fire over deal with vitamin giant Swisse Wellness “A disgrace.” Gruen, Checkout producer slams ABC deal with Swisse ABC announces partnership with Swisse Wellness Industry critic questions … Continue reading

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Dr Glen Maginness YouTube video and Mt Eliza Family Chiro Clinic Website & Facebook page

On May 30, 2016 Dr Glen Maginness (a Victorian AHPRA registered chiropractor)  published a YouTube video, titled, “Paediatric Chiropractor Hits Back (at medical bullies)!” This link has now been made private but it was copied while in the public domain and is … Continue reading

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National Medicines Symposium 2016

Presented a seminar at NMS 2016 in Canberra on Canberra, May 19, 2016 titled “Reinvigorating the regulation of therapeutic goods advertising to consumers” with Agnes Vitry & Barbara Mintzes. See also: AUST L requirements encourage ‘shonky products’

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ABC RN background briefing: Chiro wars; Dr Ian Rossborough

The latest media coverage in this long running saga. Chiro wars: Ann Arnold reports. Baby-cracking Melbourne chiropractor explains controversial video Strict conditions slapped on chiropractor Dr Ian Rossborough

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