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ABC RN Interview – Drug company marketing on doctor’s choices

This interview with Michael Mackenzie (ABC Radio National, Friday 28th August, 2015, 14:40 minutes) can be heard here. It was based on a recent lecture given to Monash University pharmacology students. by

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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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Latest Nurofen complaint sent to TGA because of non-compliance

As predicted, Reckitt Benckiser (Australia) Pty Ltd have ignored the latest CRP determination. Their non-compliance has now been referred to the TGA for a Regulation 9 order.  It remains to be seen what effect this will have. To my knowledge, since November 2010 … Continue reading

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Bayer still balks at CRP & TGA Berocca multi-vitamin decision

In October 2010, I complained about the promotion of this product. On 18 November 2010, Jane Halton, Secretary of the Department of Health & Ageing, presented Bayer Australia with the Australian Self Medication Industry (ASMI) Marketing Award for the best … Continue reading

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Soodox (ARTG 189797) Promotion breaches Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code

Promoted as, “Approved by the TGA” Oops! One would have hoped that a pharmacist would know: “Claims that a product is “TGA approved” are not permitted”. Also, “Fully licensed by the Australian Government’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). That means peace-of-mind for Soodox users… … Continue reading

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