Outlandish claims could appear on alternative medicine labels, alarming health groups
Alternative medications spruiking hundreds of bizarre and outlandish claims could soon be approved if a new law passes Federal Government.
Some of the claims, which would appear on labels of complimentary medicines, included ‘replenishes gate of vitality’ or ‘opens body orifices’ in a move that is alarming health groups.
Dr Bastian Seidel, President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, was amused by some of the phrases but said the Therapeutic Goods Administration needed to look at its role as the regulator.
“I started laughing, I don’t know what that means!” he told Ross and John on 3AW Breakfast.
“In all seriousness, it is concerning.
“We are concerned things are being made up that don’t make any sense, that don’t follow any logic or any scientific basis and people are going to fall for it they are going to see the labels stating TGA approved.
“And people are buying it.”
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Ross: Tonifies kidney essence, any idea doc what that means?
Dr Seidel: I’m struggling. It’s not clear to me, it’s not clear to many.