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TGA has lost trust on CMS: Harvey

“a market flooded with shonky products and unethical claims” Open debate needed for TGA to regain trust   TGA has lost trust on CMs: Harvey

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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A compounding pharmacy has been criticised for dispensing a withdrawn substance… but is the reproval warranted?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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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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Victorian government crack down on dodgy health providers

http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/new-laws-to-crack-down-on-dodgy-health-providers/ http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-09/government-to-ban-gay-conversion-therapy-health-providers/7151016 http://www.coaghealthcouncil.gov.au/Publications/Consultation/ArtMID/515/ArticleID/40/A-National-Code-of-Conduct-for-health-care-workers The problem is that until all States & Territories introduce uniform legislation the unregistered Dr Dodgy will simply move and set up shop interstate.

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U3A Melbourne City: Complementary Medicine Short Course: Exploring the issues

The handouts provided for this course are available here: Talking with patients about Complementary Medicine (NHMRC) Follies and fallacies about alternative medicine (Ernst)  Sources of good information about CAM Questionnaire Week 1 lecture notes can also be downloaded. Week 2 … Continue reading

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Health Care Interventions – Choosing Wisely

Lecture notes for this 8 week U3A Melbourne course. The course outline is available here. The timetable (based on participants feedback on possible topics) is also available. Week 1: Topics – Improving communication between consumers / patients and their health care … Continue reading

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Recent activities (U3A Melbourne)

I’ve just delivered a short course on,  “Complementary medicines: Exploring the Issues” for U3A Melbourne. The material presented is available (as PDF’s) here: Background reading I & Background reading II , Questionnaire and presentations (2 slides per page)  Session I, Session II … Continue reading

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Regulations around food-medicine products fail to protect consumers

The Souvenaid® case.

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TGA failure gives Nurofen consumers a headache

http://theconversation.edu.au/tga-failure-gives-nurofen-consumers-a-headache-8762

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