SensaSlim delisting ‘small step in the right direction’

The TGA said it was delisting the product from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Register “because of a failure to comply with requirements of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 relating to the advertising of the product”.

From 1 December it could be an offence to make, sell, import, export or advertise SensaSlim in Australia, the TGA said. It specified that it was not recalling the product or declaring it unsafe.

La Trobe University senior lecturer and activist Dr Ken Harvey welcomed the move but said it was too little too late. He called for greater powers for the TGA so it could punish offenders and vowed to personally watch for any sign of SensaSlim being marketed or sold from 1 December.