Australia's most trusted Laser & IPL courses  -  1300 001 808

7 Things You Should Know About Counterfeit S4 Products in Cosmetic Practice

January 17, 2019

7 Things You Should Know About Counterfeit S4 Products in Cosmetic Practice

  1. Only medicines approved by the TGA can be lawfully imported into Australia and medicines cannot be imported from overseas but must come through an authorised prescriber

  2. The maximum civil penalty for individuals is $1.05M and body corporates $10.5M

  3. Additional criminal offences of up to $840 000 can include:
    1. the use of the goods has resulted in, will result in, or is likely to result in harm or  injury to any person
    2. the use of the goods, if the goods were used, would result in, or would be likely to result in, harm or injury to any person 

  4. The FDA has no jurisdiction in Australia and so medications approved by them and not by TGA are illegal

  5. Prescribers must meet their professional obligations (doctors, nurse practitioners & dentists)

  6. Counterfeit medicines are an unknown formulation with potentially life-threatening outcomes

  7. If you are found to be using counterfeit products you may be criminally and civilly charged and subject to professional disciplinary action

WANT TO BE A LAW ABIDING INJECTOR? CLICK HERE FOR MORE

Reference: Baker McKenzie. Importation and Supply of Unapproved Medicines. 27 August 2018.






Also in MEDIA

Top 5 Laser Hazards to Avoid in Your Business
5 Laser Hazards to Avoid in Your Business, Now!

November 20, 2019

Lasers will bounce off mirrors and don't lose their strength when they do. This means that eye, skin and property damage can occur because it can hit something we don't want it too. Because of this, any mirrors in your rooms at your salon/clinic must be covered while treating. 

View full article →

Five Steps to Laser/IPL Competency and Independent Practice
5 Essential Steps to Laser/IPL Competency and Independent Practice

November 13, 2019

Before you ever fire a laser or flash an IPL onto someone’s skin it is essential to understand how skin works, how to identify and refer someone with an abnormal presentation, be able to discern what exactly you are treating and to understand exactly what it is you are looking for that indicates you are getting the response that you need. 

View full article →

How Often Should I Refresh My Laser/IPL Knowledge
How Often Should I Refresh My Laser/IPL Knowledge?

November 05, 2019

Just like any other critical safety measure like CPR or manual handling, laser/IPL safety training at regular intervals is an essential part of your continuing professional development journey, reduces the risk to your clients and staff.

View full article →