An advertisement for Healthwise Chinese Medicines, which we published on this website, should not have been published.
In the advertisement we unlawfully made claims about the products having benefits for very serious diseases, conditions and disorders such as mental illness, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, coeliac disease, diabetes, hepatitis, hyper and hypo-thyroidism, asthma, obesity, osteoporosis, prostatitis and many others. We made claims that would be likely to lead consumers to self-diagnose or inappropriately treat the serious diseases.
A complaint about the advertisement was recently upheld by the Complaints Resolution Panel. We provided no evidence whatsoever to support the claims we made, and the Panel found that the claims were unlawful, misleading, and unverified and breached the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code and Therapeutic Goods Act.
The Panel therefore requested that Healthwise Chinese Medicines Pty Ltd publish this retraction.
The full text of the Panel’s determination can be found at: www.tgacrp.com.au/complaints - reference 2016/02/001
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