Alarm raised as dodgy program re-emerges

A health watchdog has issued a public health warning over the re-birth of a questionable weight-loss program.

According to NSW Health Care Commission warning, practitioners associated with the defunct Medical Weightloss Clinic (MWC) are offering weight loss services and products under a new name.

One of the practitioners involved with the previous incarnation of the business was a compounding pharmacist.

The commission says practitioners are directly approaching former clients of the MWC, which went into liquidation in December and ceased trading in February, says  the commission.

The service involves blood tests to check for a hormonal imbalance, followed by a prescription for medications to “reset” fat-burning hormones.

An investigation by the commission found patients were:

  • Assessed only by telephone.
  • Mailed medications without