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ABC 4-Corners Swallowing It: How Australians are spending billions on unproven vitamins and supplements.

http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2017/02/13/4616948.htm FEATURE: What’s the evidence supporting the use of Australia’s favourite supplements? | ABC Health & Science | 13 Feb 2017 – http://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2017-02-13/a-closer-look-at-australias-most-popular-supplements/8265840 STUDY Is your pharmacist giving you the right advice? We put pharmacists to the test – what do … Continue reading

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Monash SPHPM Summer Vacation Scholars Program 2015

I’ve worked with two students undertaking this program over the last four weeks: Amy Yan & Ned Latham. We: Reviewed the 19 recommendations of the Expert Review of Medicines and Medical Devices Regulation – Complementary Medicines (Chapter Nine) in preparation for … Continue reading

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Should pharmacists stock homeopathic products?

There has been recent debate in AusPharmList about this topic which has also involved a discussion of their regulation. Currently, any homoeopathic preparation that is more dilute than a one thousand fold dilution of a mother tincture (i.e. 4x or … Continue reading

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Federal Court judgement: Homeopathy Plus

In response to a case brought by the ACCC the Federal Court declared (on Dec 22, 2014) that Homeopathy Plus! Australia Pty Ltd ACN 134 266 149 and Frances Mercia Sheffield have engaged in conduct that was misleading and deceptive, or … Continue reading

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N.Z. Pharmacy pulls homeopathy after Advertising Standards complaint upheld

See this report from science based pharmacy. On 14 April 2014, I submitted a formal complaint about the promotion of the same product (called Jet-ease in Australia) to the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Complaint Resolution Panel  (TGACRP). I alleged that the … Continue reading

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CRP determination: Nature’s Way Kids Smart homoeopathic products must retract numerous claims (again)

In October 2010, yet another complaint about the promotion of these products was submitted to the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Complaint Resolution Panel (the Panel). In an accompanying article in “The Conversation” it was noted that these products had been the subject of … Continue reading

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ACCC takes action over potentially misleading vaccine claims

http://www.accc.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1103086 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted Federal Court proceedings over allegedly misleading claims on a homoeopathy website regarding the effectiveness of the whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine. The ACCC has taken proceeding against Homeopathy Plus! Australia Pty Ltd and against … Continue reading

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Kids Smart’s dumb ads gets CHOICE “Shonky” award; referred to ACCC

Published in “The Conversation” today: http://theconversation.edu.au/kids-smarts-dumb-ads-consumers-complain-of-misleading-claims-9989  

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