Complaints, uselessness, rejuvenation, and more…

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TGA fails to protect against shonky weight-loss products: “It is ridiculous to have a system that doesn’t assess whether these products work or not, and relies purely on complaints.”

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COVID-19 and children – more useless comparisons: [Read more...]

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...]

Wheat germ, approvals, anti-maskers, and more…

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Avemar – wheat germ for cancer: FSM is featured in Science Based Medicine!!! ‘Avemar’ is a food product that takes advantage of cancer patients through predatory marketing and a number of unsupported claims. One would expect that the public would be … [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...]

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...]

Responsibilities, good-byes, side-effects, and more…

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A moral responsibility to get Australians home: Friend of Science in Medicine, Prof. John Dwyer discusses the ban on travel from India, approaches that could help Australians come home, and the technical/logistical challenges that would need to be met. “The … [Read more...]

Fines, hangovers, safety, and more…

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TGA fines Chemist Warehouse: Several discount chemists were fined recently for advertising products that were deregistered from the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods – namely, weight loss pills ‘Fatblaster’ and ‘Fatblaster Clinical’. Current law dictates that a cancelled therapeutic good cannot … [Read more...]

Clots, misinformation, pacemaking, and more…

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Data suggest no increased risk of blood clots from the Astra-Zeneca vaccine. Australia shouldn’t pause its rollout: The world is currently undertaking a vaccination programme like that never seen before in human history – we are vaccinating record numbers of people in record time … [Read more...]

Ethics, education, fallacy, and more…

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2020 – Looking back with sadness, anger and hope:I happen to believe that ethics in SCAM are an important, yet much neglected topic. It is easy to understand why this should be so: adhering to the rules of … [Read more...]