Author Archives: Ken Harvey
Almost 2 years after complaints about numerous hangover products were submitted to the TGA they have finally published one outcome. The TGA agreed there was insufficient evidence to support claims related to hangover relief.
Dr Ken Harvey has provided the following formal response from the TGA as an update to his article (Pearls and Irritations, 7 May, https://johnmenadue.com/ken-harvey-tga-fails-to-act-on-palmers-hydroxychloroquine-advertisements/)
The recent decision by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to drop its investigation into advertisements for hydroxychloroquine splashed over 3 pages of national newspapers by Clive Palmer is the latest example of its regulatory failure.
On 3 February 2018 Health Minister Hunt stated, “the TGA will be adequately resourced and staffed to manage complaints from July 1, 2018”. Instead, during 2018-19, 74 TGA staff positions were lost to boost the government’s Aged Care initiatives in … Continue reading