Tag Archives: TGA

Complementary medicine vending machines (with coke)… has it all gone too far?

“Vitamin Warehouse is now installing the world’s first refrigerated vitamins and health supplements vending machines with 42inc digitalised android touch screen computers allowing customers direct chat one on one with any of the brands sold in our machines. As well … Continue reading

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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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Comment: Nurofen fine still insufficient; Hangover clinic craziness

Nurofen fine still insufficient I support call to increase fines for misleading consumers, after Nurofen makers stung a mere $6 million: http://www.abc.net.au/newsradio/content/s4593980.htm  See also: Makers of Nurofen will feel no pain from $6 mil fine: http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2016/s4593769.htm Hangover clinic craziness  My … Continue reading

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TGA Consultation: The regulatory framework for advertising therapeutic goods

Information about this consultation is available here. A submission by my students (Sasha Hall and Tiana Moutafis) and myself is now available.  This may be of interest to people writing their own. See also: Australia’s regulation of complementary medicines claims is badly flawed. And: Dodgy … Continue reading

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Australian Skeptics National Convention; Skepticamp; TGA Consultation

  http://convention.skeptics.com.au/  2016 Australian Skeptic of the Year: Jointly awarded to Mal Vickers and Ken Harvey for their continued and determined efforts which have made a significant impact on exposing malpractice in the chiropractic industry and its governing bodies. Two talks: … Continue reading

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TGA has lost trust on CMS: Harvey

“a market flooded with shonky products and unethical claims” Open debate needed for TGA to regain trust   TGA has lost trust on CMs: Harvey

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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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Bizarre advertising approval by TGA

The TGA can only grant advertising approval for a restricted representation if the representation is accurate, balanced, not misleading and in the public interest. The TGA has now approved restricted representations for two probiotic products: Puremedic Pty Ltd (9 June 2016); … 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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ABC RN Interview – Drug company marketing on doctor’s choices

This interview with Michael Mackenzie (ABC Radio National, Friday 28th August, 2015, 14:40 minutes) can be heard here. It was based on a recent lecture given to Monash University pharmacology students.

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