A scientist, top lawyer and partner at a major legal firm has revealed she holds serious concerns about Government bias against complementary medicine in Australia. Dr Teresa Nicoletti from Mills Oakley is supporting Your Health Your Choice, and believes that consumer rights are at risk in our country.
“I have looked at the material objectively, as an administrative lawyer, and I certainly have some serious concerns about the conflicts of interest and apprehensions of bias associated with the Review,” Dr Nicoletti said.
“If this Review is upheld it could mean that a lot of pharmacies and other retailers who supply these medicines – will cease supply on the basis of that report.”
“Now what that means to consumers is that they will no longer be able to choose to use these medicines – because they will no longer be available,” Dr Nicoletti said.
“I think it’s extremely important for consumers to be able to voice their right to choose whatever medicine they deem is appropriate for them and their family.”
“I use complementary medicines, I use vitamins and minerals, I use herbal products all the time,” Dr Nicoletti added. “Now if that was to be taken away from me – I would feel that my fundamental right to choose has been unfairly removed.”
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