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Chiropractic Board Media Release on Advertising, 7 March 2016

Chiropractors must ensure their advertising is within the law The Chiropractic Board of Australia, which regulates Australia’s 5,000 chiropractors, has today released a statement reinforcing that practitioners need to ensure their advertising complies with the requirements of the National Law, … Continue reading

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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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CRP upholds complaints (again) about Nurofen “targeted relief”

For a nice depiction of the claims (and their craziness) see: ABC TV The Checkout: Episode 5 Also: https://theconversation.com/tga-failure-gives-nurofen-consumers-a-headache-8762 And: https://theconversation.com/targeted-pain-relief-or-targeted-marketing-the-truth-hurts-13798 The CRP’s determination is available here. A summary follows: Complaints 2012-08-010 and 2012-10-024: Nurofen Back Pain, Nurofen Migraine Pain, Nurofen Period … 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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ACCC Pre-decision conference: Medicines Australia Code

At yesterday’s meeting with the ACCC, Ian Haines, Bob Arnold, Carol Bennett, Ray Moynihan and I argued that full disclosure of the relationship between therapeutic goods companies, physicians and other stakeholders is crucial. I tabled a petition that currently has … Continue reading

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TGA failure gives Nurofen consumers a headache

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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 by

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