Simon Black - Champion Australian Rules Footballer

RETRACTION

An advertisement for Q Magnets, which we published on this website, should not have been published.

In the advertisement, we unlawfully made claims that the device could be beneficial for the treatment of serious diseases, conditions, ailments or defects including chronic pain, bone fracture, complex regional pain syndrome, pinched nerve, wisdom teeth surgery and unqualified references to arthritis, fibromyalgia, sciatica and tendonitis.

A complaint about the advertisement was recently upheld by the Complaints Resolution Panel. We provided inadequate evidence to support the claims we made, and the Panel found that many of the claims in the advertisement were unlawful, misleading, and unverified and breached the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code.

The Panel therefore requested that Neuromagnetics Australia Pty Ltd publish this retraction.

We did not comply with the Panel’s request that we withdraw the unlawful claims we made and we did not publish the retraction requested by the Panel within the required time-frame. As a result of our inaction, on 6 October 2015, the Panel made a Recommendation to the Secretary of the Department of Health that a Regulation 9 order be made under the Therapeutic Goods Regulations 1990 by the Secretary’s Delegate at the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), requiring us to comply with the Panel’s sanctions, including the publication of a retraction. Although we have been in discussions with the TGA since the date of the Panel’s Recommendation to the Secretary, it was not until 17 November 2016 that we were willing to publish a retraction and to amend our advertising with respect to the unlawful claims we made and to remove the non-compliances our advertising contained with respect to the advertising provisions in the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 and the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code 2007.

The full text of the Panel’s determination can be found at:

www.tgacrp.com.au/complaints (reference: 2014/11/017)

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