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ABC Media Watch – NINE ACA “ADHD breakthrough” – that doesn’t work!

http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s4627196.htm Also, something fishy in the oil on ABC Health Report with Norman Swan RN, Monday 27th February https://radio.abc.net.au/programitem/pgZa75PD8V?play=true   by

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TGA Consultation: The regulatory framework for advertising therapeutic goods

Information about this consultation is available here. A submission by my students (Sasha Hall and Tiana Moutafis) and myself is now available.  This may be of interest to people writing their own. See also: Australia’s regulation of complementary medicines claims is badly flawed. And: Dodgy … 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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Chemmart’s myDNA test offers more than it can deliver

See: https://theconversation.com/chemmarts-mydna-test-offers-more-than-it-can-deliver-54484 Also: http://www.australiandoctor.com.au/news/latest-news/pharmacies-attacked-for-flogging-$149-dna-testing by

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Chiropractic / AHPRA complaints

An article on this topic published in MJA InSight together with an opinion editorial in Fairfax press has attracted considerable attention (below). More importantly, it led to a media statement by the Chiropractic Board of Australia on March 7, 2016. … Continue reading

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Drug promotion, advertising and ethical relationships with industry

Gave a lecture on this topic to Monash pharmacology students on August 21, 2015. A PDF version is available here. by

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The ‘No Advertising Please’ Campaign

I gave an invited presentation on this campaign to 1500 Australian Medical Students at their National Convention in Melbourne on July 6, 2015. It’s available for download here. by

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Undoit threatens to sue Harvey

Undoit threatens to sue Harvey http://www.pharmainfocus.com.au/news.asp?newsid=5612 Posted 16 July 2012 The maker of controversial diet pill Undoit has threatened to sue activist Ken Harvey for defamation over remarks he made about the product on ABC radio. The company’s solicitors have … Continue reading

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Two complaints upheld

The determinations by the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Complaint Resolution Panel (TGACRP) and Medicines Australia Code of Conduct Committee respectively can be viewed here: Undoit determination Pfizer Lipitor determination by

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Swisse Vitamins vs Complaint Resolution Panel: Judgement 41.5

Swisse Vitamins vs Complaint Resolution Panel https://www.comcourts.gov.au/file/Federal/P/VID225/2012/actions The judgement is not yet posted on the above link but it is available here. See also: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/ipad/swisse-in-front-in-court-stoush/story-fn6bfkm6-1226367397271  and today’s ABC Radio AM, “Swisse denied fair treatment by complaints panel“. Essentially, Judge Richard … Continue reading

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