April 28, 2003

IF SARS doesn't get you,

IF SARS doesn't get you, the vitamins will:

Australians have been warned against taking herbal, vitamin or nutritional supplements following the biggest recall of medical products in the country's history.

The national medicines watchdog, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), today suspended the licence of Pan Pharmaceuticals for six months and ordered the immediate withdrawal of 219 of its products following a series of grave safety and quality breaches.

Pan represents 70 per cent of the Australian complementary medicine market and exports to dozens of countries.

Here's a list of the recalled products. I've taken the precaution of removing all vitamins from the house and replacing them with harmless cigarettes. You can't be too careful, you know.

Posted by Tim Blair at April 28, 2003 06:46 PM