Monash University SPHPM “Whack-a-mole” project 2017

Whack-a-mole

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, no sooner does one miscreant get “whacked” than another (or the same one) pops up!

Hence the forthcoming seminar, “The Advertising of Therapeutic Goods and Services (and its regulation)“, Monash Law Chambers, Sept 8, 2017.

Methodology:  Evaluate the evidence for questionable claims made about therapeutic goods and services and, if appropriate, submit a complaint to the appropriate regulator.

More information about this project is available here.

Some examples of upheld complaints based on work submitted by students last year are available below:

Feel free to submit URLs of questionable claims for the 2017 students to assess by leaving a reply (below) or emailing me direct: ken.harvey@medreach.com.au.

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About Dr Ken Harvey

Public Health Physician, Medical activitist
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