Commercialism, choice and consumer protection: regulation of complementary medicines in Australia

Vicki Kotsirilos
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2008.tb01903.x
Published online: 7 July 2008

To the Editor: The article by Harvey et al raises important concerns about the complementary medicine (CM) industry, particularly with respect to inappropriate marketing and advertising by some sponsors.1

  • Vicki Kotsirilos1,2

  • 1 Whole Health Medical Centre, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Australasian Integrative Medicine Association, Melbourne, VIC.


Competing interests:

I am an expert consultant to the TGA, serving on two committees, the Complementary Medicines Evaluation Committee and the Adverse Drug Reactions Advisory Committee. I am not involved with sponsorship and do not receive monies for any CM products. This letter reflects my personal views, which are not necessarily those of the Complementary Medicines Evaluation Committee or the TGA.


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