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Using scientific or clinical claims in advertising for therapeutic goods

It’s important to understand how to correctly use scientific or clinical claims when advertising therapeutic goods to the public.

Pete Evans’ company fined $25,200

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has issued two infringement notices to Peter Evans Chef totalling $25,200 for alleged breaches of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (the Act). Mr Evans is the sole Director/Secretary of the Company.

Advertising pharmacy only medicines

Schedule 3 medicines are pharmacist-only medicines. They are available from pharmacies without a prescription; however, a pharmacist must be consulted to ensure professional advice is received. Schedule 3 medicines will have the words ‘PHARMACIST ONLY MEDICINE’ on the label.

MMS Australia fined $151,200

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has issued twelve infringement notices totalling $151,200 for the alleged unlawful advertising of Miracle Mineral Supplement (also referred to as Miracle Mineral Solution) and other medicines by Southern Cross Directories trading as MMS Australia.

ATP Science receives $302,400 penalty from the TGA

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has issued ATP Science with 24 infringement notices totalling $302,400.

Advertising prostitution in Queensland

In Queensland under the Prostitution Act it is an offence to publish an advertisement for prostitution if it is not in the approved form. The…

Advertising flu shots

The TGA does not regulate the advertising of health services unless an advertisement for a vaccination service also promotes the use of a specific therapeutic good. If it should then the advertisement must comply with the Therapeutic Goods advertising Code.

Alcohol advertising on social media

The way alcohol is promoted and sold influences patrons, the way they consume alcohol and how they behave.

Social media & influencers… therapeutic goods and mandatory warning statements

All advertisements for therapeutic goods must display at least one required ‘mandatory’ statement. These mandatory statements need to be prominently displayed or communicated.

Warning on COVID-19 scams

Australians should be aware scammers are adapting existing technology to play on people’s fears around coronavirus and selling products claiming to prevent or cure the virus.

Warning about products claiming to treat or prevent the novel coronavirus

The TGA has identified certain therapeutic goods such as complementary medicines or disinfectants being inappropriately promoted for the prevention or treatment of novel coronavirus infections in Australia.

New requirements for pre-approval of complementary medicines

Consumer Healthcare Products Australia to handle all medicine advertising pre-approval applications