‘GROUNDBREAKING HYDROGEN TECHNOLOGY SHOWS SIGNIFICANT POTENTIAL FOR FIGHTING CORONAVIRUS’
On 14 April 2020 a press release from Hydrogen Technologies Pty Ltd said: ‘Molecular hydrogen and oxygen technology is not only helping open the airways of
Coronavirus victims by reducing the inflammation it causes in the lungs, but it also assists
the immune system and dramatically reduces the oxidative stress in the body that if not
addressed, can lead to multiple organ disfunction and failure. Both hydrogen and oxygen are a bodies key requirement to staying alive and well’. It also said:
‘IMPORTANT NOTE: This machine is not to be referred to as a Medical Device‘
The web site also contains a page with videos titled the ‘Top 10’ with claims that molecular hydrogen can assist with heart disease, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, accidents, stroke, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, influenza and pneumonia, kidney disease, suicide and mental illness.
I am unaware of any scientific evidence to support these claims. In addition, this list of diseases are restricted or prohibited representations that are not allowed to be advertised. Furthermore, this medical device is not included on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG).
This promotion breaches numerous sections of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (Compilation 72, 2019) and the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code (No 2) 2018.
A complaint (AC-8IBKJXKR/2020) has been submitted to the TGA. In my opinion, an urgent retraction order and significant infringement penalties are warranted.
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