Medicine

India to limit antibiotics used in meat production

India to limit antibiotics used in meat production

By Oscar Rousseau

Limits to the amount of antibiotics used in meat production have been proposed by India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, to combat the risk of antimicrobial resistance.

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Vitamins, supplements and intelligent ageing

By Miho Kikuchi

They say that grey hair is a symbol of wisdom. This is so true as many Australian seniors are now taking a more proactive approach to their own healthcare by doing independent research to stay healthy and active. 

Pejnovic named CMA president

Pejnovic named CMA president

By RJ Whitehead

The chief executive of Lipa Pharmaceuticals has been named president of the Australian complementary industry’s representative body. 

Is complementary medicine shackled by a nanny state?

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Is complementary medicine shackled by a nanny state?

By Michial Coldwell

There is still an Australian self-view involving reckless abandon, a laissez-faire approach to rules and an attitude toward life that involves doing what we want, when we want. Ours is a land where personal choice rules, we believe.

A body of proof for complementary medicine

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A body of proof for complementary medicine

By Prof. Alan Bensoussan. director of the Australian National Institute of Complementary Medicine

Traditional and complementary medicines are widely used around the world and despite being frequently criticised for making unjustified clinical claims remain, the field remains one of the fastest growing areas of healthcare. 

Benjamin Franklin depicted as a member of the Union Fire Company

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An ounce of prevention…

By Carl Gibson, chief executive of Complementary Medicines Australia

Benjamin Franklin’s quote that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is often used when referring to health, though he originally meant it in the context of fire safety. 

Sydney University will be home to the new seat

Australia

Blackmores-sponsored research post polarises scientific opinion

By RJ Whitehead

The decision by Blackmores, the well-known Australian supplements company, to fund alternative medicine research at Sydney Univeristy has sparked a debate into whether universities should accept money from corporations to fund research.

GPs need schooling in complementary medicines

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GPs need schooling in complementary medicines

By Carl Gibson, chief executive of Complementary Medicines Australia

General practitioners need to gain a better understanding of complementary medicines, especially now that the Australian health minister, Sussan Ley, has announced a collaborative governance arrangement for future GP training. 

Acasti awarded Chinese krill patent as it eyes Far East expansion

China

Acasti awarded Chinese krill patent as it eyes Far East expansion

By RJ Whitehead

Canadian biopharmaceutical krill oil research and development company Acasti Pharma, which is working on the commercialisation of new forms of omega-3 phospholipid therapies for the treatment and prevention of certain cardiometabolic disorders, has been...

The Abbott government is looking to cut red tape in the medicines industry

Australia

Complementary health comes in from the cold

By RJ Whitehead

Complementary medicine may have been welcomed back to the fold after an official review panel added a new chapter on alternative health to the landmark discussion document on healthcare deregulation it released last year.

At least 100 illnesses are believed to be linked to the restaurant

More than 100 sickened from Salmonella

By Joseph James Whitworth

An investigation has been launched in Queensland to find the source of an outbreak of Salmonella that has sickened more than 100 people.

Regulatory reform will come, but don’t expect the world to change

Australian complementary health under the spotlight

Regulatory reform will come, but don’t expect the world to change

By RJ Whitehead

After years of calling for changes in Australia’s supremely tight regulatory framework, Australian complementary medicine manufacturers might just get some of the things they’ve been asking for, even if the process will only be a “quiet revolution”, according...

From ebola to nanotech: Complementary health's newfound confidence

Australian complementary health under the spotlight

From ebola to nanotech: Complementary health's newfound confidence

By RJ Whitehead

Each day this week, FoodNavigator-Asia will be looking at elements of Australia’s complementary health industry, and assessing its progress in the face of a regulatory system that might well be trimmed to deliver greater innovation. Today, we look the...

Complementary medicines could save A$3bn from healthcare bill

Australia

Complementary medicines could save A$3bn from healthcare bill

By RJ Whitehead

Speaking at the complementary medicines industry’s national conference Sydney, the chief executive of Complementary Medicines Australia welcomed a report by Frost & Sullivan to show a robust link between some complementary medicines with the reduced...

Industry body slams watchdog for reinventing the claims wheel

Australia

Industry body slams watchdog for reinventing the claims wheel

By RJ Whitehead

Australia’s complementary medicines chief has hit out at an an inquiry into “the promotion of false or misleading health-related information or practices” by the New South Wales committee of the Healthcare Complaints Commission (HCCC).

Oz lawmakers urged to be more complementary towards healthcare Budget

Oz lawmakers urged to be more complementary towards healthcare Budget

By RJ Whitehead

Ahead of the Australian national Budget next week, the Complementary Healthcare Council has called on lawmakers to move away from what it calls a “short-sighted slash-and-burn approach” and adopt a long-term focus of endorsing complementary treatments.

Complementary medicine's hardman says it's time to focus on positives

Profile: Carl Gibson, CEO of Complementary Healthcare Council, Australia

Complementary medicine's hardman says it's time to focus on positives

By RJ Whitehead

For somebody who is often seen to be “slamming” an unfavourable study, or “hitting back” at research showing complementary medicine in a negative light, Carl Gibson is in a less belligerent mood today. 

‘Misleading’ herbal medicine labels are not necessary wrong

‘Misleading’ herbal medicine labels are not necessary wrong

By RJ Whitehead

Australia’s Complementary Healthcare Council has responded to a raft of media articles about alleged mislabelling of complementary medicines by pointing to the strict regulations herbal products must adhere to in the country.

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