Category Archives: Medical Devices

Letter to The Age 5/9/18: Spotlight on regulators (published)

Your editorial (2/9) says the government should have a more rigorous process to protect consumers from ineffective treatments and products. There are government regulators that are meant to do this job but they are weak and ineffective. The Australian Health … Continue reading

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Non-transparent outcome of TGA complaint: Sawyer Extractor™ Pump for Snake Bite, AC-22VHXCSG/2018

Screen shot 03/09/2018 and 8/11/2019 https://www.survivalsuppliesaustralia.com.au/products/sawyer-extractor-kit.php N.B. Finally taken down from this site on 26/11/2018 after publicity on ABC Background Briefing (around 34 minutes in) BUT, still available 27/11/2018 at https://www.amazon.com.au/Sawyer-Products-B4-Extractor-Pump/dp/B000AU9PEC Finally removed 12/12/2018 On 30/07/ 2018 I submitted that … Continue reading

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TGA new complaint system: compliance notices ineffective

Two outcomes (of 16) TGA complaints have now been received. AC-E7JS15BB/2018, submitted 3/8/18,  Brand Developers Australia Pty Ltd – Pain Erazor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye6s7qB-4Gc&feature=youtu.be “Pain Erazor” (ATG no: 276939) won a 2017 Choice “Shonky” award, was the subject of a scathing N.Z. Consumer review, … Continue reading

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