Gumby Gumby alert

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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.

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