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La Trobe – Swisse update

This issue has attracted considerable media attention. For example: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/academic-quits-over-swisse-deal-with-uni-20140204-31zhl.html http://theconversation.com/academics-back-professor-over-swisse-research-collaboration-22815 http://theconversation.com/quackademic-medicine-coming-soon-to-a-uni-near-you-22810 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/la-trobe-university-insists-on-conditions-in-swisse-deal/story-e6frgcjx-1226818554893 https://www.chf.org.au/pdfs/med/MED–20140206–La-Trobe-Swisse-deal.pdf http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/independence-questioned-in-swisse-research-deal/story-e6frgcjx-1226823907563 http://drjustincoleman.com/2014/02/06/la-trobe-uni-climbs-into-bed-with-swisse-prof-harvey-climbs-out/ More recently: https://www.mja.com.au/insight/2014/5/john-dwyer-complementary-storm http://www.campusreview.com.au/blog/2014/02/harvey-bolts-from-la-trobe-over-pharmaceutical-research-deal/ https://theconversation.com/alternative-medicine-research-must-be-publicly-funded-23293 https://theconversation.com/industry-has-a-role-in-funding-alternative-medicine-research-23418 https://www.mja.com.au/insight/2014/6/john-dwyer-promoting-wellness La Trobe University has published its defence of the deal: http://www.theage.com.au/comment/why-la-trobe-will-take-swisse-money-to-help-fund-research-on-its-products-20140207-32747.html Finally, last year, the Australian Broadcasting … Continue reading

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Resignation as Adjunct Associate Professor, La Trobe University

Today I tendered my resignation as Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Public Health because of the recently announced partnership between La Trobe University with Swisse Wellness Pty Ltd. The reasons are outlined in the attached letter.  

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Complementary Health Care Council (CHC) rant against critics

“These sceptics have successfully used the media, and abused the advertising complaints system, to force the Department of Health and the TGA into tightening the regulation of complementary medicines into a fully-fledged medical model of regulation, including an evidence regime … Continue reading

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Australian Complementary Medicines Industry Speaks Out – SEVEN TV TDT

“The complementary medicine industry is fighting back to various claims that many supplements don’t live up to their advertised slogans.” In response to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQCBw2TP1Zs We now have: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCintVWBKdM “According to Dr Deon Schoombie of the Australian Self Medication Industry (ASMI) … Continue reading

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Complementary Medicines | Ep1 | The Checkout | ABC1 TV | March 21, 2013

Made a very short cameo appearance in this show, see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH8GwjLZ9IE

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Swisse vitamins’ sweetener to doctors: complaint resolution


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Swisse Vitamins vs Complaint Resolution Panel: Judgement 41.5

Swisse Vitamins vs Complaint Resolution Panel https://www.comcourts.gov.au/file/Federal/P/VID225/2012/actions The judgement is not yet posted on the above link but it is available here. See also: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/ipad/swisse-in-front-in-court-stoush/story-fn6bfkm6-1226367397271  and today’s ABC Radio AM, “Swisse denied fair treatment by complaints panel“. Essentially, Judge Richard … Continue reading

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