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How well does Australia control the promotion of therapeutic goods?

Yesterday, I gave an invited presentation to TGA staff in Canberra (and elsewhere by video-link).  I reviewed how well Australia had implemented the 2007 World Health Assembly’s (WHA) Resolution 60.16: “Wishing to promote evidence-based rational use of medicines by providers and consumers, … Continue reading

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Medicines Australia Transparency Working Group Releases Reports

The documents, “Principles for transparency” and “Transparency model consultation and discussion document” are now available. For comment see: Harvey K. Slow path to transparency. MJA Insight, July 1, 2013. https://www.mja.com.au/insight/2013/24/ken-harvey-slow-path-transparency Coleman J. GPs will gain from greater transparency. 6 Minutes Q&A, July … Continue reading

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Australian Skeptic National Convention December 1-2, 2012

I was delighted to be able to contribute to this excellent program: In a panel discussion with colleagues, “Active Skepticism: An Evidence-Based Approach to Medical Treatment” and A talk titled, “Confessions of a Serial Complainant: Why Take On the Therapeutic … Continue reading

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Swisse Vitamins highlights the failure of industry self-regulation

Published in “The Conversation”, 19 April, 2012, see: http://theconversation.edu.au/swisse-vitamins-highlights-the-failure-of-industry-self-regulation-6535

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Consumer input in Medicines Australia’s code of conduct review.

Published in “The Conversation”, 16 April, 2012, see: http://theconversation.edu.au/consumer-input-in-medicines-australias-code-of-conduct-review-6370

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Complementary Medicine Regulation Reform Suggestions

My submission to the TGA Working Group on Complementary Medicine Regulation Reform as a representative of:     Problem It is alleged that some sponsors are not aware of the regulatory issues concerning complementary medicines including the Therapeutic Goods Advertising … Continue reading

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