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Infringement notices

15 August 2022

An infringement notice with a financial penalty may be issued in response to certain breaches of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (the Act). The TGA may issue an infringement notice to a business or individual as an alternative to undertaking formal court action.

WA individual fined $2,664 for alleged unlawful importation (and false declaration) of nicotine vaping products
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: s42DLB of the Act

NSW individual fined $2,664 for alleged unlawful advertising of nicotine vaping products
Status: Infringement notice issued
Alleged contraventions: s42DLB of the Act

Precision Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd fined and directed to cease alleged unlawful advertising of nicotine vaping products
Status: Infringement notice issued
Alleged contraventions: s42DLB of the Act

Hough Pharma Pty Ltd fined $106,560 for allegedly failing to provide information to demonstrate adequate performance of three COVID-19 rapid antigen tests and for allegedly failing to provide appropriate customer support
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contraventions: s 41MNA(1) of the Act

Philips Electronics Australia Ltd fined $133,200 for alleged breaches of therapeutic goods legislation
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contraventions: s 41MPA(1) of the Act

Individual fined $2,664 for alleged unlawful advertising in relation to COVID-19
Status: Infringement notice issued
Alleged contraventions: s42DLB of the Act

Individual fined $2,664 for allegedly advertising unapproved therapeutic goods
Status: Infringement notice issued
Alleged contraventions: s42DLB of the Act

Individual fined $10,664 for alleged unlawful importation of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contraventions: Section 41MIB(1) of the Act

Individual fined $39,960 for alleged unlawful importation of ivermectin and doxycycline
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contraventions: s19D of the Act

TMF Cosmeceuticals Pty Ltd fined $26,640 for alleged unlawful importation of ivermectin
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contraventions: s19D of the Act

Aussiewhip Pty Ltd fined $39,960 for alleged unlawful advertising of disposable nicotine vaping products
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: s42DLB of the Act

Khazanah Nasional Pty Ltd fined $39,960 for alleged unlawful advertising of disposable nicotine vaping products
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: s42DLB of the Act

Sydney based individual fined $2,664 for alleged unlawful importation of unregistered anaesthetic products
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contraventions: s19D of the Act

Individual fined $2,664 for alleged unlawful importation of nicotine vaping pods
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contraventions: Section s19D(1) of the Act

G1 Resources Pty Ltd fined $26,640 for alleged importation and advertising of unapproved rapid antigen tests
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contraventions: Section 41MIB(1)(a)(i) of the Act

CheckMe Pty Ltd fined $13,320 for alleged unlawful import of rapid antigen test kits
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contraventions: Section 41MIB(1)(a)(i) of the Act

Cat Media Pty Ltd fined $39,960 for alleged advertising of unregistered weight-loss products
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contraventions: 42DLB(1) of the Act

Dentist fined $5,328 for alleged unlawful importation of Botox
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contraventions: Section 19D(1)(a)(i) of the Act

Kardwi Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd fined $13,320 for alleged breaches of therapeutic goods legislation
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contraventions: Subsection 21B(2) of the Act

Ferngrove Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd fined $13,320 for alleged breaches of therapeutic goods legislation
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contraventions: Subsection 21B(2) of the Act

Shen Neng Herbal Medicines Group Pty Ltd fined $53,280 for alleged breaches of therapeutic goods legislation
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Sections 21B(2) and 31(4B) of the Act

Vaxine Pty Ltd fined $13,320 for alleged unlawful advertising of an unapproved COVID-19 vaccine
Status: Infringement notice issued
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

Victorian company Getafix Café Pty Ltd fined $13,320 for alleged unlawful advertising of COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Kit
Status: Infringement notice issued
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

Melbourne based pharmacist fined $7,992 for the alleged unlawful advertising of nicotine vaping products
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

DPD Stores Pty Ltd fined $26,640 for alleged counterfeit nicotine vaping products
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contraventions: Section 42EA of the Act

MEPH Pharmacy Pty Ltd fined $39,960 for the alleged unlawful advertising of nicotine vaping products
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

Healy World Australia Pty Ltd fined $26,640 for alleged unlawful advertising of a TENS device
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 41MLB and 42DLB of the Act

NSW based herbal medicine practitioner fined $2,664 for making 'miracle' claims
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DMA of the Act

Melbourne-based individual fined $5,328 for alleged unlawful importation of nicotine vaping products
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

TCF Trading Co Pty Ltd fined $13,320 for unlawful importation of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contraventions: Section 41MIB(1) of the Act

NSW based executive officer fined $10,656 for alleged unlawful advertising of nicotine vaping products
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

NSW company JMIT Distributors Pty Ltd fined $79,920 for alleged advertising breaches involving nicotine vaping products
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

SA individual fined $7,992 for alleged unlawful advertising of medicinal cannabis
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DL of the Act

Commcare (WA) Pty Ltd (St Francis Pharmacy) fined $39,960 for alleged advertising breaches relating to medicinal cannabis
Status: Payment plan
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

NSW company KL4 Pty Ltd (Medcure) fined $106,560 for alleged unlawful importation of Ayurvedic medicines
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contraventions: Section 19B of the Act

NSW individual fined $7,992 for alleged unlawful advertising of ivermectin and zinc for COVID-19
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Sections 42DL and 42DM of the Act

Queensland individual fined $2,664 for alleged unlawful advertising of a homoeopathic medicine for COVID-19
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DL of the Act

Melbourne company Australia Utopia Pty Ltd fined $93,240 for alleged advertising breaches for nicotine vaping products
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

Sydney-based company Mason Online Pty Ltd fined $106,560 for alleged advertising breaches of nicotine vaping products
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

NSW chiropractor fined $2,664 for alleged unlawful importation of ivermectin
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 19D of the Act

Performance Online Services Pty Ltd fined $53,280 for alleged breaches concerning counterfeit erectile dysfunction medicines
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contraventions: Section 19B & 42DL of the Act

Melbourne-based individual fined $7,992 for alleged unlawful importation of nicotine vaping products
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 19D of the Act

RV Global Ecommerce Pty Ltd fined $39,960 for alleged unlawful advertising of nicotine vaping products
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

Melbourne-based individual fined $18,648 for alleged unlawful advertising of nicotine vaping products
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DL of the Act

Individual fined $18,648 for alleged advertising breaches relating to medicinal cannabis products
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DL of the Act

Tianda Pharmaceuticals fined $26,640 for alleged unlawful advertising of Anti-Epidemic Formula 1 in relation to COVID-19
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

Canberra dental practice fined $266,400 for alleged unlawful supply of dental implants and bone grafts
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Sections 32DB and 41MI of the Act

Sydney-based individual fined $10,656 for alleged unlawful advertising of medicinal cannabis
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DL of the Act

Canberra individual fined $2,664 for alleged unlawful advertising of a homoeopathic medicine in relation to COVID-19
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DL of the Act

Starpharma Holdings Limited fined $93,240 for alleged unlawful advertising of 'Viraleze' in relation to COVID-19
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

Aidacare Pty Ltd fined $26,640 for alleged non-compliance with requests for face masks information
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 41JB of the Act

V P & Associates Pty Ltd fined $26,640 for alleged unlawful advertising of Liquim in relation to SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contravention: Section 42DLB of the Act

Dentist fined $5,328 for alleged unlawful importation of injectables
Status: Paid
Alleged contravention: Section 41MIB of the Act

Queensland man fined $7,992 for alleged unlawful importation of nootropic 'smart drugs'
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contravention: Section 19D of the Act

Peter Evans Chef Pty Ltd fined $79,920 for alleged unlawful advertising
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Sections 42DLB and 42DMA of the Act

Arthropharm Pty Ltd fined $13,320 for alleged breaches of therapeutic goods legislation
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Subsection 21B(2) of the Act

Global Therapeutics fined $119,880 for alleged unlawful advertising of complementary medicines
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Sections 42DLB, 42DMA and subsections 21B(2) and 21B(4) of the Act

Bulk Buys Pty Ltd fined $13,320 for alleged unlawful importation of surgical face masks
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 41MNC of the Act

Epharmacy Group Pty Ltd fined $26,640 for alleged unlawful advertising on the ePharmacy website
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

CW IP Pty Ltd fined $53,280 for alleged advertising breaches on the Chemist Warehouse and My Chemist websites
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

Pharmacy fined $13,320 for alleged unlawful advertising
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

Bajaria Global Pty Ltd fined $26,640 for alleged unlawful importation of therapeutic goods containing betel nut (areca nut)
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Subsection 19D(1) of the Act

Haimex International Pty Ltd fined $53,280 for alleged unlawful importation of medical devices
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Subsection 19D (1) of the Act

Life Biotech Pty Ltd fined $106,560 for alleged non-compliance with requests for information and face mask samples in relation to COVID-19
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contraventions: Sections 41JB and 41MNof the Act

Enviro Tech Holdings Pty Ltd fined $13,320 for alleged unlawful importation of surgical face masks in relation to COVID-19
Status: Infringement notice issued
Alleged contravention: Section 41MNC of the Act

PPE Direct Pty Ltd fined $13,320 for alleged unlawful advertising of a COVID-19 Rapid Test kit
Status: Paid
Alleged contravention: Section 42DLB of the Act

Sydney man fined $7,992 for alleged unlawful advertising of a disinfectant and hand sanitiser in relation to COVID-19
Status: Paid
Alleged contravention: Sections 21B and 42DLB of the Act

Man fined $10,656 for alleged unlawful advertising of cannabidiol including COVID-19 claims
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contravention: Section 42DL of the Act

Sydney man fined $2,664 for alleged unlawful importation of medical face masks in relation to COVID-19
Status: Paid
Alleged contravention: Section 41MNC of the Act

Nafara Australia Pty Ltd fined $13,320 for alleged unlawful importation of medical face masks in relation to COVID-19
Status: Paid
Alleged contravention: Section 41MNC of the Act

Cat Media Pty Ltd fined $13,320 for alleged unlawful advertising of a FatBlaster complementary medicine
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

Sydney man fined $10,656 for alleged unlawful advertising including a reference to Coronavirus
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

ANPROS Pty Ltd fined $39,960 for alleged unlawful advertising of hydrogen peroxide.
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

Target Australia Pty Ltd fined $13,320 for alleged importation of surgical face masks not on the ARTG
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 41MNC of the Act

Australian Beauty Group Pty Ltd fined $26,640 for alleged advertising breaches in relation to thermometers
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

Two Sydney companies fined a total of $93,240 for alleged unlawful importation and advertising of medical devices
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contraventions: Sections 41MIB, 42DLB and 42DMA of the Act

Cleanstar Pty Ltd fined $53,280 for alleged unlawful importation and advertising of medical devices
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Sections 41MIB and 42DLB of the Act

Victoria woman fined $2,664 for alleged unlawful importation of medical face masks in relation to COVID-19
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 41MNC of the Act

Bahaq Pty Ltd fined $13,320 for alleged unlawful importation of medical face masks in relation to COVID-19
Status: Infringement notice issued
Alleged contraventions: Section 41MNC of the Act

Pharmacist fined $2,664 for alleged unlawful importation of medical face masks in relation to COVID-19
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 41MNB of the Act

Livingstone International fined $13,320 for alleged unlawful importation of infrared thermometers
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 41MIB of the Act

Simply Elements fined $13,320 for alleged unlawful importation of surgical face masks in relation to COVID-19
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 41MNC of the Act

Cat Media fined $13,320 for alleged unlawful advertising
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

Shen Neng Herbal Medicines Group fined $100,800 for alleged breaches of therapeutic goods legislation
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contraventions: Sections 21(B)2 and 26BB(1)(b) of the Act and Theraptuic Goods Order (TGO) 69 or 92

PharmaCare Laboratories fined $164,520 for alleged misleading advertising of complementary medicines
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DMA of the Act

Sydney Tools fined $26,640 for alleged unlawful importation of medical face masks in relation to COVID-19
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 41MNC of the Act

Melbourne woman fined $2,664 for alleged unlawful importation of surgical face masks in relation to COVID-19
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 41MNB(5) of the Act

Hepworth Industrial Wear fined $13,320 for alleged unlawful importation of surgical face masks in relation to COVID-19
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 41MNC of the Act

Plus Pak fined $13,320 for alleged unlawful importation of medical face masks in relation to COVID-19
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 41MNC of the Act

Premier Investments (Australia) Pty Ltd fined $13,320 for alleged unlawful importation of medical face masks in relation to COVID-19
Status: Infringement notice issued
Alleged contraventions: Section 41MNC of the Act

TTB International fined $13,320 for alleged unlawful importation of surgical face masks in relation to COVID-19
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 41MNC of the Act

Detoxologie fined $39,960 for alleged advertising breaches in relation to medical devices
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

Markson Sparks fined $26,640 for alleged unlawful advertising of a medical device in relation to COVID-19
Status: Infringement notice issued
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

Medical Sales & Service fined $12,600 for alleged unlawful importation of anaesthetic face masks
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 41MIB of the Act

Yarra Valley Cleaning Co fined $39,960 for alleged unlawful advertising of a disinfectant product in relation to COVID-19
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

GenesisCare fined $12,600 for alleged unlawful importation of KN95 face masks in relation to COVID-19
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 41MNC of the Act

Cordelia International fined $13,320 for alleged unlawful importation of medical face masks in relation to COVID-19
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 41MNC of the Act

Adelaide woman fined $5,040 for alleged unlawful importation of cosmetic injectables
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contraventions: Section 41MI of the Act

Two companies fined $25,200 for alleged unlawful importation and advertising of infrared thermometers in relation to COVID-19
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contraventions: Section 41MIB and 42DLB of the Act

SGC Products fined $63,000 for alleged unlawful advertising on "Dr. Ageless" website in relation to COVID-19
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

Strapit fined $37,800 for alleged advertising breaches for disinfectant and hand sanitiser in relation to COVID-19
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

Zafe Zone fined almost $40,000 for alleged advertising breaches for disinfectant products in relation to COVID-19
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

Lorna Jane fined almost $40,000 for alleged advertising breaches in relation to COVID-19 and "anti-virus activewear"
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Sections 42DLB and 42DMA of the Act

Pfeffer Contracting fined $25,200 for alleged advertising breaches in relation to COVID-19
Status: Payment plan
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

Arborvitae Health and Wellbeing fined $12,600 for alleged advertising breaches in relation to COVID-19
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

Australian Chemical Research fined $25,200 for alleged breaches in relation to hand sanitiser
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 19D of the Act

Queensland woman fined $7,560 for alleged unlawful advertising in relation to COVID-19
Status: Payment plan
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

Inskin Cosmedics Group fined $25,200 for alleged unlawful importation of cosmetic medical devices
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 42YK of the Act

Chemforce fined $63,000 for alleged unlawful advertising in relation to COVID-19
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DMA and Section 42DLB of the Act

Pharmacist fined $30,240 for alleged unlawful advertising
Status: Payment plan
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

Net Pharmacy fined $214,200 for alleged unlawful advertising
Status: Payment plan
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

Hydrogen Technologies fined $50,400 for alleged advertising breaches including reference to COVID-19
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

Allpulse Technologies fined $50,400 for alleged advertising breaches
Status: Payment plan
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

Company issued $12,600 infringement notice for alleged COVID-19 advertising breach
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

Doctor fined $37,800 for alleged advertising breaches including references to COVID-19
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

MMS Australia fined $151,200 for alleged unlawful advertising
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

Promedical Equipment fined $63,000 for alleged unlawful advertising of a COVID-19 Rapid Test kit
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

WA woman fined $2,520 for alleged breaches in relation to COVID-19 test kits
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 41MNB of the Act

Woman fined $2,520 for alleged breaches in relation to COVID-19 test kits
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Sections 42DLB(1) of the Act

Labtest Direct issued with a $12,600 infringement notice for alleged advertising of COVID-19 test kits
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Sections 42DLB(1) of the Act

CK Surgitech issued $25,200 in infringement notices for alleged breaches in relation to COVID-19 test kits
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Sections 41FEA and 41MNC of the Act

Pete Evans' company fined for alleged COVID-19 advertising breaches
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB(1) of the Act

ATP Science issued infringement notices for $302,400 for alleged advertising breaches
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Sections 42DLB(1) of the Act

Oxymed Australia Pty Ltd fined $63,000 for alleged advertising breaches
Status: Infringement notices issued
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB(1) of the Act

Multi-level marketing company fined $37,800 for alleged advertising breaches
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Sections 42DMA(1) and 22(5) of the Act

Caruso's Natural Health pays $12,600 fine for false certification in relation to therapeutic good
Status: Paid
Alleged contravention: Section 21B(1) of the Act

InSkin Cosmedics Group pays $37,800 in penalties for alleged supply and advertising of unapproved dermapen device
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Sections 41MIB(1)(a)(iii) and 42DLB(1) of the Act

Mundipharma fined for misleading advertising of opioids to health professionals
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 21B(2) of the Act

Redback SARMs pays fine for advertising prescription-only substances
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB(1) of the Act

PharmaCare pays $12,600 fine for alleged advertising of cancelled therapeutic good
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB(1) of the Act

Australian traveller fined for importing unapproved products in luggage
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Sections 19B(4A) and 41MI(5) of the Act

Man fined for alleged importation and advertising of unapproved therapeutic goods
Status: Payment plan
Alleged contraventions: Sections 19B(4A) and 42DL(3) of the Act

Australian company pays fine for illegal medicine exports
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Section 19B(4A) of the Act

Company will pay over $25,000 in fines for alleged importation of unapproved therapeutic goods
Status: Paid
Alleged contraventions: Sections 19B(4A) and 41MI(5) of the Act