Complimentary Medicines Australia ‘Fake News’

Extract from Pharmacy News 28/01/2020

In fact, these three products were all listed as ‘FAIL‘ on the TGA web site: https://www.tga.gov.au/ws-labs-index
Testing category: Programmed; Product type: Comp medicines; Release date: May 2019

Burn with Svetol
ARTG ID: 198697
Sponsor: Herbs of Gold Pty Ltd
Reason for testing: Survey of a Medicine/Device Group
Result: FAIL: Prohibited Substance Detected
Outcome: The Sponsor has CANCELLED the entry from the ARTG.
Product type: Complementary Medicines

Nature’s Way Metabolift Fat Burner
ARTG ID: 179535
Sponsor: Pharmacare Laboratories Pty Ltd
Reason for testing: Survey of a Medicine/Device Group
Result: FAIL: Prohibited Substance Detected
Outcome: The Sponsor has CANCELLED the entry from the ARTG.
Product type: Complementary Medicines

Fat Away
ARTG ID: 198892
Sponsor: Caruso’s Natural Health Pty Ltd
Reason for testing: Survey of a Medicine/Device Group
Result: FAIL: Prohibited Substance Detected
Outcome: The Sponsor has CANCELLED the entry from the ARTG.
Product type: Complementary Medicines

Extract from Pharmacy Daily 29/01/2020

Update 31/01/2020

One of these products, Herbs of Gold, ‘Burn with Svetol 60,t (ARTG no: 198697)’ is still being advertised and sold. This is a serious breach of the Therapeutic Goods Act 42DL(12). See advertisment below (screen shot taken today) :

https://www.nutrientavenue.com.au/products/herbs-of-gold-burn-with-svetol-60t
https://www.nutrientavenue.com.au/products/herbs-of-gold-burn-with-svetol-60t

A complaint has been submitted to the TGA (AC-ECJ0MAHF/2020).

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About Dr Ken Harvey

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