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The following articles have appeared in the media this week:
Chemist Warehouse ad complaint upheld: A complaint regarding Chemist Warehouse advertisements published in The House of Wellness in February has been upheld. The complaint alleged the publication included, among other things, unapproved advertisements for therapeutic goods and illegible required statements, with the Complaints Resolution Panel raising additional issues itself.
CAM could be fast-tracked into Australia: Complementary and alternative therapies — including melatonin and the so-called anti-ageing hormone DHEA — could be fast-tracked for OTC use in Australia under a pledge to cut therapeutic goods regulation.
Complementary medicines: Cancellations from the ARTG following compliance review: Thirty six products have been cancelled by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), due to the sponsor failing to comply within 14 days to a notice requiring it to provide information or documents relating to the goods, the TGA said.
Australians spending $1bn annually on CAM: Australians spend more than $1 billion a year on complementary medicines, but very few patients discuss their CAM use with their doctor, NPS MedicineWise research shows.
Questions and Answers about Chiropractic: the Bottom Line: Answers to frequently asked questions about chiropractic.
There is room for complementary medicine in general practice: An integrative GP defends the use of alternative therapies.
Edzard Ernst: outspoken professor of complementary medicine: As a professor of complementary medicine at the University of Exeter, Edzard Ernst’s determination to apply rigorous scientific analysis to everything from homeopathy to acupuncture triggered a furore that ricocheted from the halls of academia to St James’s Palace.
Doctors warn chemists' coeliac disease test could put patients at risk of false diagnosis: Doctors fear people could be put at risk by a new test for coeliac disease being offered at chemists around the country, which is claimed to be 93 per cent accurate, could falsely diagnose up to half the people it identifies as having the serious medical condition.
Infection risk with homeopathic eye drops: Homeopathic eye drops touted as therapy for a range of conditions were in fact liable to cause fungal keratitis, the TGA has warned.
Complaint upheld against a NZ pharmacy selling homeopathy: A NZ pharmacy has withdrawn from sale a homeopathic remedy following a successful complaint to their Advertising Standards Authority.
Liver injury from herbals and dietary supplements in the U.S. Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network: The proportion of liver injury cases attributed to complementary medicines has increased significantly.