Monthly Archives: June 2013

Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Pharmaceutical Transparency) Bill 2013 torpedoed

See: http://theconversation.com/pharma-payments-to-doctors-stay-behind-closed-doors-for-now-15279

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Complementary Health Care Council (CHC) rant against critics

“These sceptics have successfully used the media, and abused the advertising complaints system, to force the Department of Health and the TGA into tightening the regulation of complementary medicines into a fully-fledged medical model of regulation, including an evidence regime … Continue reading

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Souvenaid update

Martijn B. Katan PhD, Emeritus Professor of Nutrition, Dept of Health Sciences, VU University, Amsterdam has written a review of this product for the Dutch Medical Journal (Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde). The author has kindly provided an English translation. His review complements my own concerns previous … Continue reading

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TGA Consultation Regulation Impact Statement: Regulating the advertising of therapeutic goods to the general public

It’s hard to take TGA “reform” seriously when progress is so slow. The latest consultation document comes over a decade after concerns (and reform suggestions) about therapeutic goods advertising (especially the promotion of complementary medicines) was first raised. Table 1. History of … Continue reading

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