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Infringement notices

17 September 2020

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.

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 20 August 2020
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: Infringement notice issued
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: Infringement notice issued
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: Payment plan
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: Payment plan
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 11 August 2020
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 20 July 2020
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

Australian Chemical Research fined $25,200 for alleged breaches in relation to hand sanitiser
Status: Infringement notices issued
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 9 September 2020
Alleged contraventions: Section 42YK of the Act

Chemforce fined $63,000 for alleged unlawful advertising in relation to COVID-19
Status: Payment plan
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: Infringement notices issued
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: Payment plan
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

Doctor fined $37,800 for alleged advertising breaches including references to COVID-19
Status: Paid 15 June 2020
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: Payment plan
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB of the Act

WA woman fined $2,520 for alleged breaches in relation to COVID-19 test kits
Status: Paid 3 June 2020
Alleged contraventions: Section 41MNB of the Act

Woman fined $2,520 for alleged breaches in relation to COVID-19 test kits
Status: Paid 1 May 2020
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: Payment plan
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 29 April 2020
Alleged contraventions: Sections 41FEA and 41MNC of the Act

Pete Evans' company fined for alleged COVID-19 advertising breaches
Status: Paid 20 May 2020
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB(1) of the Act

ATP Science issued infringement notices for $302,400 for alleged advertising breaches
Status: Infringement notices issued
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 13 February 2020
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 3 February 2020
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 Friday 31 January 2020
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 20 December 2019
Alleged contraventions: Section 21B(2) of the Act

Redback SARMs pays fine for advertising prescription-only substances
Status: Paid 5 September 2019
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB(1) of the Act

PharmaCare pays $12,600 fine for alleged advertising of cancelled therapeutic good
Status: Paid 13 August 2019
Alleged contraventions: Section 42DLB(1) of the Act

Australian traveller fined for importing unapproved products in luggage
Status: Paid 5 July 2019
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 1 February 2019
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 21 November 2018
Alleged contraventions: Sections 19B(4A) and 41MI(5) of the Act