Posted: March 17th, 2014 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Favorite New Thought | Tags: Australian Vaccination Network, AVN, Black Salve, Cansema, Escharotics, Fake Cancer Treatments, Quackwatch, TGA, The Organic Gourmet, The Therapeutic Goods Administration, Time Magazine, Vaccinate Your Children | Comments Off on Anti-vaccine Group Forced to Change Name
We’ve been following the Australian Vaccination Networks -AVN – belligerence since mid 2013, when the anti-vaccination group was ordered by the Therapeutic Drug Authority to change its name.
The group has finally conceded.
AVN has changed its name to one that more clearly reflects its anti-vaccination views, the group will now be known as the Australian Vaccination-Skeptics Network.
The New South Wales Fair Trading Department has been pursuing the group for some time after receiving complaints about its misleading name.
The organisation tried to challenge a direction to find a new name but was last year ordered by the Administrative Decisions Tribunal to call itself something different :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: November 26th, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: The Organic Gourmet | Tags: Anti-vaccine Group, Australian Vaccination Network, AVN, Fake Cancer Treatments, TGA, The Organic Gourmet, The Therapeutic Goods Administration, Vaccinate Your Children | Comments Off on Anti-vaccine Group Ordered to Change Name
Our least favourite getup group, the Australian Vaccination Network has again been ordered to change its name, after losing an appeal against a ruling that its current name is misleading.
The New South Wales Administrative Decisions Tribunal has upheld a ruling by the state’s Fair Trading department that the anti-vaccination group’s current name could mislead the public.
The AVN can elect to make a further appeal against the ruling, but Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts has warned the organisation risks a hefty legal bill because the department will seek legal costs.
“The AVN must change its name now,” Mr Roberts said.
The Australian Vaccination Network, which is clearly an anti-vaccine soapbox, claims to be a lobby and support group that promotes health choices. However, the New South Wales Fair Trading Department maintains that the groups name is intentionally misleading, saying the group “is in fact, an anti-vaccination group.”
The Australian Medical Association was among those that complained to Fair Trading about the AVN’s name :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: June 24th, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: REBLOG! | Tags: Australian Vaccination Network, AVN, Black Salve, Cansema, Escharotics, Fake Cancer Treatments, Quackwatch, TGA, The Therapeutic Goods Administration, Time Magazine, Vaccinate Your Children | Comments Off on Anti-vaccine Group Ignores TGA Order
The anti-vaccination group that goes under the banner Australian Vaccination Network – AVN – has failed to comply with a Federal Government order to stop advertising a product as a treatment for cancer. The Therapeutic Goods Administration – TGA – found the group advertised “black salve” on its website and on a promotional DVD.
Black salve – also known as cansema is sold as an alternative treatment for cancer, including skin cancer. The product is commonly classified as an escharotic – a topical paste which burns and destroys skin tissue, leaving behind a thick black scar called an eschar – The TGA warns the substance is extremely corrosive and can leave significant scarring.
The authority ordered last month the group must stop advertising the product as a treatment for cancer, or suggesting that other cancer treatments are ineffective. The TGA said in its ruling the AVN “was not able to produce valid supporting evidence in relation to their claims”. It also said there was “no credible, reliable clinical or scientific evidence to demonstrate that the product is effective in the treatment of any cancer” :: Read the full article »»»»