Homeopathy group penalised $140k over vaccine claims

A HOMEOPATHY advocacy group, found guilty of deceiving consumers with misleading claims about the pertussis vaccine, has been ordered by the Federal Court to pay a $115,000 penalty.

The director of Homeopathy Plus! Frances Mercia Sheffield has been issued a separate pecuniary penalty of $23,000.

In a judgement handed down on Tuesday, Ms Sheffield and her group have also been banned for five years from making any statements or representations, in connection with the sale of homeopathic products, questioning the use of the pertussis vaccine or promoting homeopathy as an