Plastic surgery clinic raid
ROGUE cosmetic surgery clinics will be in the sights of a bolstered investigation squad.
The action follows a raid on a Glen Waverley cosmetic surgery clinic as part of an investigation into suspect Chinese Botox-like injections.
With more than 50 cosmetic surgery complaints in a surge of reports to the Victoria’s Health Complaints Commissioner, the Andrews Government has provided the agency with a squad of additional investigators
The Herald Sun believes officers from the HCC searched the Sparadise clinic on May 1, seizing substances tha that may have been intended for use in injectable cosmetic pr procedures.
Because substances found in the clinic contained labels w written only in Chinese, Mandarin-speaking officers from the Department of Health’s Drugs and Poisons Regulation branch took part in the raid to help identify drugs.
It is believed evidence gathered at the clinic is being analysed and cross-referenced with records from the Therapeutic Goods Administration to determine if they are approved for use in Australia and whether the clinic had appropriate permits for their use.
The company that makes Botox claims it had not supplied any medication to the Sparadise clinic.
The Sparadise clinic said in a statement: “As you know, there is currently an investigation pending and in respect of which we deny any wrongdoing.”