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The following articles have the tag Complaints Resolution Panel

Weightloss-inducing underwear under fire

Weightloss-inducing underwear under fire

A COMPANY selling underwear embedded with crystals supposedly able to induce weight loss – even after the underwear is taken off – has been referred to the Therapeutic Goods Administration after refusing to publicly retract unauthorised efficacy claims.

Nurofen manufacturer ordered to withdraw ads

Nurofen manufacturer ordered to withdraw ads

NUROFEN manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser has for the second time been ordered to stop advertising the product for different types of targeted pain relief.

Weight-loss pill maker denies dodging TGA

SYDNEY based weight-loss company Undoit has rejected suggestions from activist Dr Ken Harvey that it has effectively sidestepped a TGA disciplining action regarding its product.

Harvey’s crusade backfires as pill ‘sold out’

ACTIVIST and academic Dr Ken Harvey’s latest crusade against a weight loss product has had an unexpected result – the product has become so popular it sold out nationwide in just two days.

SensaSlim under renewed scrutiny

THE Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is “actively considering” whether to de-list weight loss product SensaSlim Solution. The move comes as the TGA’s complaints resolution panel continues to monitor a $1 million defamation suit lodged by SensaSlim director Peter O’Brien against academic and activist, Dr Ken Harvey. The suit is the second defamation action brought against Dr Harvey over the contents of complaints he made to the panel about advertisements for SensaSlim Solution. The first action, an $800,000 claim on behalf of the company lodged with the NSW Supreme Court in June, was finalised last week when ...

Wristband maker’s claims ‘exuberant’

MAKERS of the popular Power Balance wristbands have admitted overstating their claims of the product’s therapeutic benefits, after the company was ordered to retract its product advertising.  According to advertisements on the Power Balance Australia website, the wristband’s embedded “holographic disc” enhances the wearer’s muscle response, improves flexibility and increases synaptic response. However, following a complaint lodged by Dr Ken Harvey, senior research fellow at La Trobe University, the Therapeutic Products Advertising Complaints Resolution Panel (CRP) found that the “strong claims of therapeutic benefit” made on the website were in breach of the Therapeutic Goods Act. ...

'Exuberant' claims lead to trouble for wristband manufacturer

MAKERS of the popular Power Balance wristbands have admitted overstating their claims of the product’s therapeutic benefits after the Therapeutic Products Advertising Complaints Resolution Panel (CRP) ordered advertising of the product to be retracted. The CRP found Power Balance Australia to be in breach of the therapeutic goods advertising law. According to its advertisements, the wristband's embedded “holographic disc” enhances the wearer’s muscle response, improves flexibility and increases synaptic response. The complaints resolution panel, an independent panel of government, industry and consumer representatives, said the ads made “strong claims of therapeutic benefits” and were therefore in breach ...

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