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AHPRA to conduct pilot audit on advertising compliance in early 2019

A pilot audit to check health practitioner compliance with advertising requirements will be conducted by AHPRA in early 2019. https://www.chinesemedicineboard.gov.au/News/Newsletters/October-2018.aspx The pilot audit has been modelled on the well established approach to auditing compliance with core registration standards and involves … Continue reading

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Letter to The Age 5/9/18: Spotlight on regulators (published)

Your editorial (2/9) says the government should have a more rigorous process to protect consumers from ineffective treatments and products. There are government regulators that are meant to do this job but they are weak and ineffective. The Australian Health … Continue reading

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TGA provides complementary medicine industry with “Get Out of Jail Free card”

The TGA have recently given approval (under section 42DF of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989) for a restricted advertising representation by The Tomato Pill Company for Ateronon XY Pro: “Saw Palmetto is traditionally used in herbal medicine to help relieve the … Continue reading

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U3A Melbourne City Short Course – Complementary Medicine: Exploring the Issues

Healthy growth, healthy people? The value of sales of Australian complementary medicines (CM) has doubled from $2.3 billion to $4.7 billion in just over three years. This corresponds to a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 26.9% compared to the 1.7% … Continue reading

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Chemist Warehouse-Swisse-Voost AFL grand final promotion kicked

A formal complaint has been lodged with government health authorities around last weekend’s Chemist Warehouse- Swisse-Voost AFL grand final promotion (PD 28 Sep). The promotion, described by the company as the largest it had ever undertaken, was described by Dr … Continue reading

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Australian Male Hormone Clinic (AMHC) convicted and fined $127,500 plus costs

http://www.ahpra.gov.au/News/2017-10-04-media-release-advertising.aspx However, the company concerned was placed into voluntary liquidation on 12 September 2017 and presumably will escape the fines and costs.  Many consumers taken in by these scams are left out of pocket. The regulators concerned move far too slowly to … Continue reading

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Seminar Program, Papers and Presentations: The Advertising of Therapeutic Goods and Services (and its regulation)

Seminar program Papers Ken Harvey. Seminar Background Paper Sitesh Bhojani and Jodie Valadon. The multi-regulator model for Australian Consumer Law: effective or useless? Paul Lacaze & Jane Tiller. Online Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing in Australia: Concerns, Regulation and Recommendations Presentations delivered … Continue reading

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Case study (Sept 8, 2017 Seminar): AMI begat MWI begat AMHC…

In the beginning there was the Advanced Medical Institute (AMI).   AMI begat the Medical WeightLoss Institute (MWI)   MWI begat the Australian Male Hormone Clinic (AMHC)     This presentation and others are now available. See also: Yet another weight … Continue reading

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AHPRA’s handling of complaints about pharmacist Gerald Quigley

My students involvement in this complaint about Gerald Quigley was reported last December in the Australian Journal of Pharmacy. In addition to sending a complaint to the TGACRP, my students also sent a complaint about Gerald Quigley to AHPRA AHPRA’s … Continue reading

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

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, … Continue reading

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