Chemist Warehouse removes Hotbands from its shelves


It is nice to be able to report some good news occasionally, and this week I was pleased to hear from Chris Higgins that Chemist Warehouse, to whom he has written repeatedly about their tacit endorsement of the 'Hotband' sports performance enhancement bracelet, has now removed this product from their online store and shelves. It … Continue reading Chemist Warehouse removes Hotbands from its shelves

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Letter to DMG Radio Australia about Eken Power Band advertising


Following the recent ACCC undertaking against Power Balance Australia Pty Ltd regarding their false and misleading claims about their product's efficacy, I wrote the following to DMG Radio Australia, who advertise a similar product, Eken Power Bands, on the Melbourne airwaves on Classic Rock 91.5 FM. Hello, As a regular listener to 91.5 Classic Rock, … Continue reading Letter to DMG Radio Australia about Eken Power Band advertising

Some pointers on critically assessing the validity of claims


Wide-scale access to the Internet has resulted in unprecedented access to information for the average citizen of any developed nation, and the more recent proliferation of mobile data devices and networks have exponentially increased our ability to reference the collective body of knowledge on a whim. This access comes at a price however, as tech-savvy … Continue reading Some pointers on critically assessing the validity of claims