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Complaints to the TGA by Monash SPHPM Summer Vacation Scholarship students

Lucy Romanoff investigated the illegal promotion and supply of body-building supplements in Australia. This problem was highlighted by the ABC earlier this year, but no action has been taken by the TGA about the products mentioned. One ingredient mentioned by … Continue reading

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Lighter Footprints Climate Change Forum: Hawthorn Arts Centre 30/10/18

Excellent meeting with over 400 people attending. Many suggestions for action. See also: http://www.lighterfootprints.org/ and https://www.repowervic.org.au by

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Another ineffective TGA complaint outcome: Detox Foot Pads Scams

Image purporting to show toxins withdrawn by detox foot pads. From (6/9/18): https://www.happynaturaltherapies.com.au/shop/happy-feet-foot-patches-box-40-20-pairs/ This product is on the ARTG no: 148412, sponsor: Rebark Trading Pty Ltd – Absorbent; Intended purpose: to absorb (to draw into itself) undesired toxins from the body. … Continue reading

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Further experience of submitting complaints to TGA portal

On 9 August 2018, the Assistant Director, Advertising Complaints and Compliance Section, TGA requested more information about a complaint I made on 6 July 2018 about Pharmacare FatBlaster products (AC-GBKDH2XG/2018). I believe this request was unreasonable as the information requested could have readily … Continue reading

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ACCC acts on Jacov Vaisman (AMI) and Peter Foster (SensaSlim)

Former Advanced Medical Institute director declared bankrupt For background see: AMI begat MWI begat AMHC… Peter Foster declared bankrupt For background see: SensaSlim banned after medico’s exposure of bogus scientific claims by

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Civil Society Public Forum on Therapeutic Goods Bill: Program, brief report and media coverage

A public forum was held at the Australian National University on 24 January, 2018  to air concerns about the impact on the regulation and advertising of complementary medicines under the Federal Government’s Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill, … Continue reading

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Very profitable: Australia overdosing on dietary supplements

https://www.australiandoctor.com.au/news/very-profitable-australia-overdosing-dietary-supplements The marketing power of the complementary medicines industry has been highlighted by figures showing that half of Australian women and a third of men are taking dietary supplements. Supplements are taken predominantly by well-nourished people and often in excess … Continue reading

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AHPRA’s handling of complaints about pharmacist Gerald Quigley

My students involvement in this complaint about Gerald Quigley was reported last December in the Australian Journal of Pharmacy. In addition to sending a complaint to the TGACRP, my students also sent a complaint about Gerald Quigley to AHPRA AHPRA’s … Continue reading

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Victorian government crack down on dodgy health providers

http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/new-laws-to-crack-down-on-dodgy-health-providers/ http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-09/government-to-ban-gay-conversion-therapy-health-providers/7151016 http://www.coaghealthcouncil.gov.au/Publications/Consultation/ArtMID/515/ArticleID/40/A-National-Code-of-Conduct-for-health-care-workers The problem is that until all States & Territories introduce uniform legislation the unregistered Dr Dodgy will simply move and set up shop interstate. by

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End of Life Choices

Made a presentation to the Parliament of Victoria, Legal and Social Issues Committee, Inquiry into End of Life Choices on behalf of Doctors for Voluntary Euthanasia Choice on Oct 15. 2015. by

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