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2016 Monash University SPHPM Summer Vacation Scholarship Program

The School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (SPHPM) Summer Vacation Scholarship Program supports the education of promising tertiary students by providing a means to engage and gain experience in research during the University summer vacation period. The program is … 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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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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Complaint by Complementary Medicines Australia

See also: Inside the complementary medicine lobby’s bid to oust Dr Ken Harvey Health academic defends flooding regulator with complaints about alternative therapies CAM industry targets anti-quackery campaigner An overview of the Monash University course complained about can be found … Continue reading

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National Medicines Symposium 2016

Presented a seminar at NMS 2016 in Canberra on Canberra, May 19, 2016 titled “Reinvigorating the regulation of therapeutic goods advertising to consumers” with Agnes Vitry & Barbara Mintzes. See also: AUST L requirements encourage ‘shonky products’

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Seminar: The Advertising of Therapeutic Good and Services, March 17, 2016

Introduction This seminar was held back-to-back with World Consumer Rights Day 2016 (March 15) and the National Consumer Congress (March 16). The latter was hosted by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The 2016 Congress discussed how to better protect … Continue reading

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Drug promotion, advertising and ethical relationships with industry

Gave a lecture on this topic to Monash pharmacology students on August 21, 2015. A PDF version is available here.

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U3A Melbourne City: Complementary Medicine Short Course: Exploring the issues

The handouts provided for this course are available here: Talking with patients about Complementary Medicine (NHMRC) Follies and fallacies about alternative medicine (Ernst)  Sources of good information about CAM Questionnaire Week 1 lecture notes can also be downloaded. Week 2 … 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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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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