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Using "anti-ageing" to market cosmetic surgery: just good business, or another wrinkle on the face of medical practice?

Anne L Ring
Med J Aust 2002; 176 (12): 597-599.
Published online: 17 June 2002

Within the past five years, medical practitioners have seen major changes to the ways in which they are entitled to promote their services in Australia. The current approach was formalised as a result of the State-by-State deregulation of advertising by doctors through concerted action by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), which did so in order to enable equal opportunity to all businesses in compliance with the National Competition Policy.1,2 Box 1 outlines the current conditions for medical advertising.

  • Anne L Ring

  • InterAlia Development and Research Enterprises, Corinda, QLD.

Correspondence: idaring@uq.net.au

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