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Case study (Sept 8, 2018 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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Seminar: The Advertising of Therapeutic Goods and Services (and its regulation), Sept 8, 2017

In March 2016, a seminar on this topic attracted over 100 people to the Sydney University Health Law Centre. One outcome was a decision to hold a follow-up seminar in Melbourne in Sept-Oct 2017. The 2017 seminar is being organised … Continue reading

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NSW HCCC Public Warning: Medical Weight Loss Institute (MWI)

Public warning under section 94A of the Health Care Complaints Act 1993 – Non-evidence Based Weight Loss Programs See also: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-18/warning-issued-about-clinic-supplying-controversial-diet-drugs/8360590 https://www.9now.com.au/nine-news/nsw/episode-70 (26 minutes in) http://www.australiandoctor.com.au/News/Latest-News/GPs-don-t-know-what-we-know-weight-loss-clinic http://www.australiandoctor.com.au/news/latest-news/duty-of-care-compelled-doctor-to-keep-offering-unp http://www.australiandoctor.com.au/news/latest-news/pharmacist-claims-he-s-the-victim-of-witch-hunt https://ajp.com.au/news/weight-loss-warning/ http://issues.pharmacydaily.com.au/2017/Mar17/pd140317.pdf At last! But it took 8 months to get this warning … Continue reading

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MWI now in liquidation; but referrals continue

See: http://www.smartcompany.com.au/finance/80550-medical-weightloss-institute-enters-voluntary-administration-named-2016-shonky-awards/ https://insolvencynotices.asic.gov.au/browsesearch-notices/notice-details/GTC-Medical-Pty-Ltd-TAs-Medical-Weightloss-Institute-606851110/b75620bb-0d68-4c25-a380-638ca7695f1d However, Australian Custom Pharmaceuticals (Acpharm), who supplied the compounded medicines used by MWI, appear to be encouraging patients of MWI to continue to see doctors who were involved with MWI. See below: From: Matt Chalmers <matt@acpharm.com.au> Sent: ######## … Continue reading

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Medical Weightloss Institute (MWI) gets Choice “shonky” award

    11th Annual Choice Shonkys Award 5th October, 2016 Which hasn’t stopped Geoff Jowett from cloning yet another business:  The Health Initiative See also: Patient stories AMI begat MWI begat AMHC begat ACTIVATE More on MWI; prescribing dangerous drugs … Continue reading

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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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AMI begat MWI begat AMHC begat ACTIVATE

Here we go again; Geoff Jowett spruiks yet another weight loss scam (Activate) while the regulators (NSW HCCC) apparently do nothing. “Get started for just a single dollar… watch the introduction videos… and start your weight loss journey… Once you prove … Continue reading

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More on MWI; prescribing dangerous drugs withdrawn from Australian market

Another patient has come forward who was charged $5420.00 for the MWI program and prescribed a cocktail of drugs including diethylpropion; a drug withdrawn from the Australian market because of serious adverse effects, including irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, seizures, nervousness, … Continue reading

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Australian Male Hormone Clinic (AMHC)

AMI begat MWI begat AMHC…. These guys are incorrigible…. Now, following the Advanced Medical Institute (AMI) and the Medical Weightloss Institute (MWI) we have the Australian Male Hormone Clinic (AMHC)! What are the regulators doing? Are they merely paper tigers? … Continue reading

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