Monthly Archives: October 2014

Australian docs who accept pharma money must be named – ACCC

Australia’s competition and consumer watchdog (ACCC) has demanded that drug companies publicly name any doctor who accepts consultancy or speaker fees or free travel and accommodation. Unless this condition is complied with the ACCC will not authorise Medicines Australia’s latest … 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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“No Advertising Please” NAP campaign (Prescribers need evidence, not marketing)

A nice launch of this campaign helped by the responses from: Medicines Australia¬†(“the idea that you can ignore information from a pharmaceutical company that has conducted extensive research and development to help treat disease is laughable at best and negligent … Continue reading

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