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Advertising flu 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...

Heart Foundation uses bold newspaper campaign to highlight “serial killer”

Print campaign taps into true crime appeal to raise awareness about health issue 

South Australian man faces criminal charges for dealing with counterfeit and unapproved medicines

Following investigations by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) the Adelaide Magistrates Court sentenced a South Australian man in relation to illegal acts involving counterfeit therapeutic...

Peptide Clinic Australia in Court over advertising claims

Peptide Clinics Australia is alleged to have advertised compounded prescription only therapeutic goods, including ‘peptides’, on its website and other social media platforms, accessible to...

Hearing aid retailers fined $2.5 million for misleading pensioners

The Federal Court has ordered hearing aid retailers Oticon Australia and Sonic Innovations to pay penalties totalling $2.5 million for misleading pensioners through newspaper advertisements...

$45,000 fine for NSW Chinese medicine practitioner

A New South Wales Chinese medicine practitioner has been convicted of unlawful advertising of a regulated health service after an investigation by the Australian Health...

ACCC takes action against hearing aid retailers for misleading pensioners

The ACCC has commenced proceedings against hearing aid retailers Oticon Australia Pty Ltd and Sonic Innovations Pty Ltd, alleging that both businesses made false and...

Heinz ordered to pay $2.25 million penalty over misleading health claim

The Federal Court of Australia has ordered H.J. Heinz Company Australia Ltd (Heinz) to pay penalties totalling $2.25 million for making a misleading health claim...

Advertising of stem cell therapy prohibited

Autologous HCT products cannot be advertised to consumers from 1 July 2018

What you need to know… Recall Advertisements for Therapeutic Goods

A product recall is taken to protect the health and safety of consumers from therapeutic goods.

Former Advanced Medical Institute director declared bankrupt

A former director of AMI and NRM, Mr Jacov Vaisman, was declared bankrupt with the Federal Court granting the ACCC’s application for a sequestration order.

Peter Foster declared bankrupt

The Federal Court declared Peter Foster bankrupt last week, granting the ACCC’s application for a sequestration order after he failed to pay costs in the...