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ABC1 The Checkout: Swisse Chlorophyll

See the advertisement for As “evidence” for the claims made they cite: Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ, 2013). Nutrition, Health And Related Claims, Standard 1.2.7. 1–48. Now view this segment of The Checkout (Episode 3, March 6, 2014). See also … Continue reading

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Souvenaid update

A recent NPS review is relevant: http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/health-news-evidence/2014/souvenaid Also, I understand that the subsidy of Souvenaid was considered at a recent meeting of the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Reference Committee (RPRC). I have yet to be informed of the outcome. Finally, I am … Continue reading

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Souvenaid again

In a media release dated Sept 10, 2013 Nutrica claimed that the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) has announced reimbursement of Souvenaid. I wrote to the Secretariat of the DVA Repatriation Pharmaceutical Reference Committee asking on what grounds this product was this product put … Continue reading

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Pharmacist (Gerald Quigley) inappropriately promotes Betaglucare (7 Today Tonight)

A colleague asked me how to deal with the claims made for this product in a recent Channel 7 Today Tonight segment, “Tips to lower cholesterol”, featuring pharmacists Gerald Quigley and Lesley Braun. The video voice-over noted that 1 in … Continue reading

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Souvenaid update

Martijn B. Katan PhD, Emeritus Professor of Nutrition, Dept of Health Sciences, VU University, Amsterdam has written a review of this product for the Dutch Medical Journal (Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde). The author has kindly provided an English translation. His review complements my own concerns previous … Continue reading

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Regulations around food-medicine products fail to protect consumers

The Souvenaid® case.

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Food manufacturers forced to prove health claims?

http://www.pharmacynews.com.au/opinion/food-manufacturers-forced-to-prove-health-claims In this article, Kos Sclavos, Pharmacy Guild of Australia national president, noted, “General level health claims can be supported by either FSANZ pre-approved claims or industry self-substantiated food-health relationships. High level health claims will require pre-approval by FSANZ.” Self-substantiation … Continue reading

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