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Advertising influenza shots

When advertising ‘seasonal influenza’ (flu) vaccination service, providers may only indirectly reference the vaccine (flu shots) administered as part of the service by identifying it as either “trivalent vaccine” or “quadrivalent vaccine”.

What you need to know… Advertising of chiropractic services

Practitioners should take care when advertising chiropractic services that may influence vulnerable groups in the community, particularly paediatric chiropractic services.

Former doctor prosecuted over claims of being a registered medical practitioner

On behalf of the Medical Board of Australia, AHPRA has charged Cynthia Weinstein with 14 counts of claiming to be a registered medical practitioner and one count of possessing a schedule 4 poison.

Regulators focus on claims made by chiropractors

Australia’s regulators are focused on advertising that makes claims about the benefits of chiropractic care when these may not be supported by sufficient evidence.

‘Waiting period’ costs NIB Health Fund $10,200

NIB Health Funds Ltd (NIB) has paid a penalty of $10,200 following the issue of an Infringement Notice by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in relation to advertising about the waiver of the waiting period for “Extras” cover.