Monthly Archives: January 2020

Complimentary Medicines Australia ‘Fake News’

In fact, these three products were all listed as ‘FAIL‘ on the TGA web site: category: Programmed; Product type: Comp medicines; Release date: May 2019 Burn with Svetol ARTG ID: 198697 Sponsor: Herbs of Gold Pty Ltd Reason for … Continue reading

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Vitamins are not a substitute for a healthy diet

In response to Victorian Government, Better Health Channel, article, ‘Vitamin and mineral supplements‘. See also the excellent film ‘Vitamania‘. Next, the TGA needs to expand the Heading of Section 25 of the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code (No.2) 2018 to: ‘Vitamins, … Continue reading

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Work Integrated Learning (WIL): Monash BME 2032

Work Integrated Learning (Monash BME 2032) enables students to apply discipline related knowledge to authentic, real-world situations in non-clinical, industry-focused work environments. It also provides opportunities to establish closer links between future graduates and industry partners. This summer, three work … Continue reading

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Can a few zaps a day keep the pain away?

A useful article written by one of my Summer Vacation research assistants, Abdullah Sheriffdeen: ‘Can a few zaps a day keep the pain away?‘ Abdullah spent the summer of 2019 following up complaints sent to the Therapeutic Good Administration (TGA) … Continue reading

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