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AOD-9604: patents, peptides, performance and.cellulite?
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • May 14 2013

Australia is no stranger to sporting scandals. Cricket's "John the bookmaker" affair, horse racing's "Fine Cotton" scandal and any number of player

Feeling better after Federal Court decision
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
  • Australia
  • October 12 2012

On 25 May 2012, the Federal Court handed down its decision in Swisse Vitamins Pty Ltd v The Complaints Resolution Panel, an appeal against the decision of the Complaints Resolution Panel (the Panel) that advertisements published by Swisse Vitamins Pty Ltd (Swisse) were in contravention of the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code 2007 (Code

Australian Medical Association tackles alcohol marketing
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Australia
  • September 21 2012

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has released a 60-page report in conjunction with its National Summit on Alcohol Marketing to Young People that accuses industry of targeting children with new media tactics as well as alcohol-flavored food and cosmetic products

Those drugs cost how much?? Chemist warehouse price list misleading but not for the reasons you might think
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • October 29 2012

Last Monday the Supreme Court of Queensland held that a price list published by various Chemist Warehouse pharmacies in Cairns, Nerang, Coolangatta and other parts of Queensland was likely to mislead or deceive and therefore contravene clause 18 of the Australian Consumer Law (Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), schedule 2, section 18

Has Australia paved the way for New Zealand to introduce plain packaging?
  • AJ Park
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • August 16 2012

Jonathan Aumonier-Ward talks to Radio New Zealand on Australia's decision to implement tobacco plain packaging

You'll feel better: Swisse succeeds in appealing crp ruling
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • September 4 2012

In late 2011, the the Complaints Resolution Panel (CRP) received complaints about Swisse's advertising slogan - "You'll feel better on Swisse" - and other representations including that particular products were "clinically proven" and "independently tested"

Revised guidelines and codes of conduct and new social media policy for registered health practitioners
  • Russell Kennedy
  • Australia
  • March 17 2014

The National Boards have released revised Guidelines for advertising regulated health services, Guidelines for mandatory notifications and Codes of

More success for the ACCC in actions against breast imaging service providers
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • April 17 2014

Hot on the heels of the ACCC's successful case against Breast Check Pty Limited (reported in the March edition of CCN), the Federal Court in Western

OPC releases report on self-regulatory marketing in Australia
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Australia
  • November 16 2012

The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) has sent a report to Australian officials on the country’s current self-regulatory system for food marketing, which OPC has described as “seriously flawed”

Australian health experts urge “junk food” regulations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Australia
  • November 2 2012

Two health experts who recently appeared on Australia’s ABC Lateline have reportedly called for additional government regulation to help combat rising obesity levels