Category Archives: Education

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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Retail genetics

Harvey K, Diug B. Editorial: Retail genetics. Aust Prescr 2017; 40:86-71 Jun 2017 See also: Somogyi A, Phillips E. Genomic testing as a tool to optimise drug therapy. Aust Prescr 2017; 40:101-41 Jun 2017     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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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 by

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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”! by

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