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E-DRUG: Exporting 'White Australia Policy' by promoting 'skin-lightning 
complementary medicines' in Sri Lanka.
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Prof Weerasuriya ( University of Colombo) has complained that ?Australian made? 
skin whitening products are being sold in Sri Lankan supermarkets (and 
presumably other Asian counties).

Skin-whitening products are a multi-billion-dollar industry that push a racist 
idea that beauty equates with white skin and that lightening dark skin is 
achievable and preferable.

A complaint has been submitted to the Australian Therapeutics Goods 
Administration (TGA)  and to the Hon Karen Andrews MP, Minister for Industry, 
Science and Technology.  Regrettably, the Minister, and her Department of 
Industry, Science and Technology, have a track record of prioritising industry 
profitability over consumer and social justice concerns.

See:
https://www.medreach.com.au/complementary-medicines-exporting-white-australi
a-policy/

Shameful!

Ken

Dr Ken Harvey MB BS, FRCPA, AM
Adjunct Associate Professor
Public Health and Preventive Medicine  Monash University
kenneth.harvey@monash.edu
President, Friends of Science in Medicine
Choice representative on Therapeutic Goods Advertising Consultative
Committee (TGACC) ) and the TGA Medical Devices Consumer Working Group
Director, Medreach Pty Ltd
ken.harvey@medreach.com.au

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