Senate goes ahead with changes to alternative medicines

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The Senate has pushed aside the concerns of scientists and doctors and recommended dumping the vetting process for medicine ads.

The government is instead pushing to beef up the monitoring and compliance powers of the watchdog, the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

It has also rejected calls from health experts for warning labels on alternative medicines advising consumers about the lack of scientific evidence behind them.

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Friday, February 2 2018
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Featured in storyKen Harvey - Associate Professor, Monash University, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive MedicineCharlotte Hespe - Vice President, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
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