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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.

Oxymed Australia penalised $63,000

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has issued Oxymed Australia five infringement notices, with penalties of $63,000 for alleged advertising breaches.

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.

$10 million bitter pill for Peptide Clinics Australia

The Federal Court ordered that Peptide Clinics Australia pay $10 million to the Commonwealth for breaches of the mandatory rules for advertising of medicines, including the ban on advertising prescription-only medicines to the public.

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.

Using Government organisations to endorse therapeutic goods

In Australia, there are certain rules about how therapeutic goods can be advertised to the general public. These restrictions are in place to protect the health and safety of consumers.