Monthly Archives: September 2013

Souvenaid again

In a media release dated Sept 10, 2013 Nutrica claimed that the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) has announced reimbursement of Souvenaid. I wrote to the Secretariat of the DVA Repatriation Pharmaceutical Reference Committee asking on what grounds this product was this product put … Continue reading

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Bad research rising: The 7th Olympiad of research on biomedical publication

Some nice blogs by Hilda Bastian on the Seventh International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication involving editors of medical journals. See: Bad research rising: The 7th Olympiad of research on biomedical publication Academic spin: How to dodge & weave … Continue reading

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Medical Observer podcast published

I discuss CAM regulation and therapeutic goods industry transparency with the former editor of the Medical Journal of Australia, Dr Annette Katelaris. The podcast is available at: http://tinyurl.com/l5s9ypv [Registration not necessary] For more on the current Medicines Australia Transparency Consultation see: http://www.medreach.com.au/?p=960

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Medicines Australia Transparency Model Consultation

This matter (and others) was presented and discussed at a recent meeting of the Skeptics Groups of Victoria held at La Notte on Sept 1, 2013. For additional background: http://medicinesaustralia.com.au/issues-information/transparency-working-group/ http://www.theglobalmail.org/feature/directions-advise-get-paid-keep-quiet/688/ http://www.theglobalmail.org/feature/the-doctors-dilemma/603/ http://www.theglobalmail.org/feature/a-million-dollars-a-week/600/ In brief: Submissions should be sent to: secretarycodecommittee@medicinesaustralia.com.au by … Continue reading

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