Monthly Archives: December 2012

CRP determination Sensa – Opti-Pharm Pty Ltd

A complaint about this Opti-Pharm product was submitted more than 12months ago during which time the sponsor has exploited various legal arguments about the grey area between food and therapeutic goods regulation and continued the promotion. Finally, we have a … Continue reading

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Food manufacturers forced to prove health claims?

http://www.pharmacynews.com.au/opinion/food-manufacturers-forced-to-prove-health-claims In this article, Kos Sclavos, Pharmacy Guild of Australia national president, noted, “General level health claims can be supported by either FSANZ pre-approved claims or industry self-substantiated food-health relationships. High level health claims will require pre-approval by FSANZ.” Self-substantiation … Continue reading

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Complaint about Scala Fat Blaster

An Australian Skeptic National Convention attendee who flew to Melbourne via Jet star was so incensed by an advertisement in their in-flight magazine that he ripped it out and brought it along. Claims included, “Through modern science, researchers have developed … Continue reading

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Published comment on MJA Insight: Vital transparency

http://www.mjainsight.com.au/view?post=ken-harvey-vital-transparency&post_id=11651&cat=comment FULL disclosure of the relationship between therapeutic goods companies, doctors and other stakeholders is currently in the hands of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. The ACCC is currently deciding if it will give the go-ahead to the 17th … Continue reading

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Australian Skeptic National Convention December 1-2, 2012

I was delighted to be able to contribute to this excellent program: In a panel discussion with colleagues, “Active Skepticism: An Evidence-Based Approach to Medical Treatment” and A talk titled, “Confessions of a Serial Complainant: Why Take On the Therapeutic … Continue reading

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