Obfuscation, clots, ventilators, and more…

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‘A classic case of TGA Bureaucratic obfuscation’ – Harvey: “In 2021 the TGA has focused on COVID-19 and medical cannabis complaints and, apart from token efforts, they have neglected the far more common advertising violations of complementary medicines…. They consistently … [Read more...]

ebay, collagen, hesitancy, and more…

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Penalty over ‘anti-epidemic’ formula flogged on ebay:   “Public health physician, Dr Ken Harvey, who is the president of Friends of Science in Medicine (FSM), told the AJP that there is still more work to be done towards the regulation of … [Read more...]

Loopholes, risks, deception, and more…

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Hawthorn medical institute faces scrutiny over clinical trials: Loophole exposed in Australia’s Clinical Trial Regulations. As discussed in a previous post, the National Institute of Integrative Medicine have been offering and conducting unaccredited cancer tests – for a fee to … [Read more...]

Media, Olympians, Russians, and more…

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Poor leadership, irresponsible media and a clever virus:  “President Biden has vented his frustration with Facebook for allowing a huge amount of dangerous misinformation about the dangers of Covid vaccines to be propagated. A ‘free speech’ debate is raging but as … [Read more...]

Lockdowns, risks, gateways, and more…

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The NSW ‘lockdown’ that isn’t while putting business before people: A ‘lockdown’ strategy that does not involve lockdown, a vaccine distribution policy that is dangerously inconsistent and COVID-19 testing facilities that cannot meet the demand generated by public health orders, … [Read more...]

Bunk, Delta, Egg Timers and more…

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Can we have confidence in the Therapeutic Goods Administration?: “Two recent decisions by the TGA have further reduced the confidence that health professionals and consumers have in the regulation of complementary medicines. The first was allowing complementary medicines as a reward … [Read more...]

Confidence, vaccines, variants, and more…

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Can we have confidence in the Therapeutic Goods Administration? There are only two TGA checks on the regulation of listed products: a small number of post-marketing surveillance reviews [1.6% of market] and the advertising complaint system. Of reviewed products 75% are … [Read more...]

Missing evidence, bait switching, magnetism, and more…

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TGA lists first AUST L(A) herbal product, but where’s the evidence?: The TGA has listed the first herbal product under the AUST L(A) listing – a listing where consumers are assured the TGA has assessed the product’s health claims and found … [Read more...]

Shelving, authorisation, deception, and more…

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Why the complementary medicine regulatory push was shelved: The Medical Board of Australia has scaled back efforts to regulate complementary medicines – reverting to the status quo of a ‘risk based’ approach. This means that if a therapy is considered … [Read more...]