Monthly Archives: December 2018

Complaints to the TGA by Monash SPHPM Summer Vacation Scholarship students

Darci Bucheli investigated the illegal promotion and supply of whole-body cryotherapy machines within Australia. Their alleged benefits include weight loss, relieving pain instantly, slowing down the ageing process, and improving acne, psoriasis, eczema and autoimmune diseases. The U.S. FDA has … Continue reading

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A global investigation into medical device harm

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) latest investigation: The Implant Files. Everything you need to know about, “The Implant Files” Medical Devices Harm Patients Worldwide As Governments Fail On Safety Medtech Giant Pushes Boundaries As Casualties Mount And Sales … Continue reading

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Consequences of TGA failure to act on complaints about illegal products

Therapeutic goods must be entered by the sponsor in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG)  before they can be legally sold. The purpose is to ensure consumers have some protection against potentially dangerous or fraudulent goods &/or misleading and … Continue reading

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TGA fails to act on the promotion and sale of unapproved therapeutic goods

Products not regulated by the TGA represent, “a serious risk” says the regulator in, “Buying medicines and medical devices“. “These items have a high chance of being counterfeit, containing the wrong amount of active ingredient, being contaminated with toxic chemicals, … Continue reading

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