Hormones

Hormone clinic becomes first corporation charged by AHPRA


A clinic offering erectile dysfunction treatments has become the first corporation to be charged by the health watchdog.

AHPRA has charged Wellbeing Enterprises trading as Australian Male Hormone Clinic (AMHC) with false and misleading advertising and creating an unreasonable expectation of beneficial treatment.

The case’s first hearing was held at Downing Centre Local Court in Sydney last Monday (September 11).

The clinic’s website spruiks¬†treatments for low testosterone, which are prescribed “after a tele-health consult with one of our Australian based doctors who examine your blood work”.

These treatments may result in patients losing body fat, sleeping better, gaining a full erection and lasting longer during sex, the website claims.

Last year, evidence-based medicine campaigner and public health physician Associate Professor Ken Harvey called on AHPRA and the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission to clamp down on the company over its advertising antics.

A spokesperson for AHPRA said each charge brings a possible penalty of up to $10,000 per offence.

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