CAM industry targets anti-quackery campaigner

The lobbyists for the complementary medicines industry have started issuing formal complaints against one of Australia’s best-known anti-quackery campaigners.

Dr Ken Harvey (pictured) says that Complementary Medicines Australia (CMA), whose members include corporate giants Swisse and Blackmores, is attempting to “oust” him from his role with the TGA as well as his position as an adjunct associate professor at Monash University.

At issue is a Monash University research project, led by Dr Harvey, where students investigate false and misleading health claims for therapeutic products and