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Vitamin company Swisse calls for self-regulation of complementary medicine advertising

http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/vitamin-company-swisse-calls-for-selfregulation-of-complementary-medicine-advertising-20170315-guz8l5.html Well they would say that wouldn’t they!

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Comment: Nurofen fine still insufficient; Hangover clinic craziness

Nurofen fine still insufficient I support call to increase fines for misleading consumers, after Nurofen makers stung a mere $6 million: http://www.abc.net.au/newsradio/content/s4593980.htm  See also: Makers of Nurofen will feel no pain from $6 mil fine: http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2016/s4593769.htm Hangover clinic craziness  My … Continue reading

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MWI: Patient stories

See NINE TV News 22/09/2016 (Devon) More below; some names have been changed but the stories are authentic. Rosemary said: I first became aware of the Medical Weightloss Institute through its full page ad in the Brisbane Courier Mail in June … Continue reading

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A compounding pharmacy has been criticised for dispensing a withdrawn substance… but is the reproval warranted?

The compounder, the doctor and the institute In response to the defence offered in this AJP article by compounding pharmacist Daryll Knowles and MWI chief spruiker Geoff Jowett (and concerns expressed by Jarrod McMaugh and Jignesh Patel) I provide the following additional information. … Continue reading

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More on MWI; prescribing dangerous drugs withdrawn from Australian market

Another patient has come forward who was charged $5420.00 for the MWI program and prescribed a cocktail of drugs including diethylpropion; a drug withdrawn from the Australian market because of serious adverse effects, including irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, seizures, nervousness, … Continue reading

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Australian Male Hormone Clinic (AMHC)

AMI begat MWI begat AMHC…. These guys are incorrigible…. Now, following the Advanced Medical Institute (AMI) and the Medical Weightloss Institute (MWI) we have the Australian Male Hormone Clinic (AMHC)! What are the regulators doing? Are they merely paper tigers? … Continue reading

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Yet another weight loss scam (Dr Thomas Goyer, Geoff Jowett)

On June 23, 2016 “The Age Green Guide” contained a full page advertisement titled, “Medical Team Discovers How To Reset Hormones For Weight Loss“. The advertisement featured Dr Thomas Clement Goyer, Geoff Jowett and the Medical Weightloss Institute. Claims included: “Thanks to the team … Continue reading

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Dr Glen Maginness YouTube video and Mt Eliza Family Chiro Clinic Website & Facebook page

On May 30, 2016 Dr Glen Maginness (a Victorian AHPRA registered chiropractor)  published a YouTube video, titled, “Paediatric Chiropractor Hits Back (at medical bullies)!” This link has now been made private but it was copied while in the public domain and is … Continue reading

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National Medicines Symposium 2016

Presented a seminar at NMS 2016 in Canberra on Canberra, May 19, 2016 titled “Reinvigorating the regulation of therapeutic goods advertising to consumers” with Agnes Vitry & Barbara Mintzes. See also: AUST L requirements encourage ‘shonky products’

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Seminar: The Advertising of Therapeutic Good and Services, March 17, 2016

Introduction This seminar was held back-to-back with World Consumer Rights Day 2016 (March 15) and the National Consumer Congress (March 16). The latter was hosted by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The 2016 Congress discussed how to better protect … Continue reading

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