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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


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"


TGA consultation for changes to advertising therapeutic goods
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • September 25 2013

On 31 May 2013 the Therapeutic Goods Administration released a Consultation Regulation Impact Statement ("RIS") for "Regulating the advertising of


Death of young Australian batsman highlights the risk of focal trauma and a bleed in the brain
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • Australia
  • November 27 2014

The awful news that Phil Hughes, the 25 year old Australian batsman, has died after being hit by a cricket ball two days earlier, has stunned the


Doctors advertising and social media
  • Russell Kennedy
  • Australia
  • March 13 2014

All doctors are registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act (National Law). Under the National Law, in relation to


New Zealand takes its first legislative step towards plain packaging for tobacco products
  • Henry Hughes IP
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • February 12 2014

The Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Amendment Bill ("the Bill"), which aims to amend the Smoke-free Environments Act 1990 ("the


Chemist Warehouse web pages fall foul of TGA's advertising laws
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • February 6 2014

He Therapeutic Products Advertising Complaints Resolution Panel has requested that Chemist Warehouse formally retract "health information" web pages


Beware of making therapeutic claims in your product advertisements
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • March 24 2014

An order made in relation to the advertising of the Lifelixer product provides insight into the advertising complaint process of the Therapeutic


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