Outcome of the Independent Review of the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Framework

Saturday, 24 October 2020, 5:30:00 am UTC

Major changes were made to the therapeutic goods advertising framework during 2018-19. These included a legally enforceable advertising code, stronger investigative and compliance powers for the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and enhanced educational resources for industry. The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health, committed to an independent review of the impact of these new measures within two years of its implementation. Skepticon 2019 included a regulatory panel which outlined initial concerns about the new system.

Skepticon 2020 features a panel session organised by Dr Ken Harvey that discusses the outcome of the independent review carried out by Ms Rosemary Sinclair AM, and the response of the government, TGA and others to the recommendations made. It will also provide the audience with the opportunity to question the key players.

A. Professor Ken Harvey
Rosemary Sinclair AM
Adj. Professor John Skerritt
Allan Asher
Michael Marshall