Gumby Gumby alert
A FORMAL warning has been issued to the promoters of a product called Gumby Gumby capsules which has been claimed to be a cure for various cancers.
The TGA received a complaint about the product on 03 Aug after the advertising of Gumby Gumby on two Facebook pages and a Youtube Video.
The capsules were promoted for the use in the treatment of cancer and other serious conditions such as arthritis, emphysema, allergies, viral disorders, mild depression, fevers, chronic fatigues syndrome, blood pressure issues, autoimmune disease, skin diseases, high cholesterol, GI tract disorders, Meniere’s disease and circulation disorders.
After investigations by the TGA the Youtube video and Facebook page have been removed, along with testimonials on an eBay store which also claimed that Gumby Gumby Australia director Ken Murray had been “granted an Australian Made Campaign licence to export Gumby Gumby (pittosporum angustifolium)”.
The TGA ordered that any sale and advertising of Gumby Gumby cease as well as any claims relating efficacy against serious disease.