Monash University SPHPM “Whack-a-mole” project 2017

Overview: The aim is to provide students with practical experience of the role of regulators in protecting the public from unethical therapeutic claims by product sponsors and health practitioners.Whack-a-moleWhy “Whack-a-mole”: Because, given deficiencies in the current regulatory system, no sooner does one miscreant get “whacked” than another (or the same one) pops up!

Hence our seminar, “The Advertising of Therapeutic Goods and Services (and its regulation)“, Monash Law Chambers, Sept 8, 2017.

See also: “Whacking moles, a pharmacist and the TGA

Methodology:  Evaluate the evidence for questionable claims made about therapeutic goods and services and, if appropriate, submit a complaint to the appropriate regulator.

More information about this project is available here.

Some examples of upheld complaints based on work submitted by students last year are available below:

Feel free to submit URLs of questionable claims for future students to assess by leaving a reply (below) or emailing me direct:

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About Dr Ken Harvey

Public Health Physician, Medical activitist
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