#AceNewsReport – May.26: Due to the repeated nature of the alleged advertising breaches, the TGA has also issued a directions notice to Mr Evans and his company to cease advertising therapeutic goods not entered in the ARTG [Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods] and to discontinue making various claims about therapeutic products,” the TGA said:
TGA fines Pete Evans’s company $80,000 for repeated advertising breaches: The controversial celebrity chef’s company was hit with six infringement notices totalling $79,920 and directed to take down “non-compliant advertising” relating to hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers, two oral medicines and a device called a BioCharger.
In April last year, Evans was slapped with a $25,200 fine from the TGA for claiming the BioCharger, described as a “subtle energy revitalisation platform”, could be used in relation to coronavirus, as well as a number of other unproven claims.
Evans’s company was also warned about a number of other products at the time.
In announcing the latest fines, the TGA said the products were being advertised for their claimed therapeutic benefits, but they were not included on the ARTG.
The TGA also said the advertising for static magnet products and the hyperbaric chambers “implied the products were endorsed by a health professional”, which was a violation of the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code.
Neither product is currently being advertised on Evans’s website but the blurb for a product called Q Magnets described them as “the world’s most powerful and effective therapeutic magnets”.
“Q Magnets are developed by experienced physiotherapists and neurologists and are designed to help provide comfort or temporary relief of minor aches and pains,” the website read.
“Q Magnets are the real deal and used by hundreds of sports players, physiotherapists, chiropractors, podiatrists, acupuncturists, massage therapists, rehabilitation professionals and individuals around the world.”
The hyperbaric chamber’s description said the product was used by a doctor who specialised in hyperbaric medicine, but also included a disclaimer that said the claims from the manufacturer did “not constitute a medical recommendation and [was] intended for information and educational purposes only”.
“No claims (real or implied) are being made,” it read.
#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: May.26: 2021:
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