Rulings (10)
  • Alzheimer's Society

    • Not Upheld
    • 05 June 2024

    Three TV ads and a radio ad for a charity were not irresponsible, did not cause serious or widespread offence, and did not cause unjustifiable distress.

  • OneCompress

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 06 March 2024

    Two paid-for Facebook ads for bamboo gloves and socks made medical claims for unlicensed products.

  • GMRD Apps Ltd t/a Impulse Brain Training

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 21 February 2024

    A paid-for Facebook ad for a puzzle game app made medical claims without being registered with the MHRA and discouraged people from seeking essential treatment for ADHD.

  • Happyo

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 21 February 2024

    A paid-for Facebook ad for a behaviour programme aimed at those with ADHD made medical claims without being registered with the MHRA and discouraged people from seeking essential treatment for a condition where medical supervision should be sought.

  • Lynne McTaggart

    • Upheld
    • Email, Internet (website content)
    • 31 January 2024

    Two marketing emails and a website made misleading claims about alternative medicine treating medical conditions, and discouraged people seeking essential treatment for conditions for which medical supervision should be sought.

  • Doctor Burgos de la Obra SLP t/a drburgosdelaobra_lipedema

    • Upheld in part
    • Social media (influencer or affiliate ad)
    • 18 October 2023

    Ads on Gabriella Lindley’s YouTube, TikTok and Instagram pages were not obviously identifiable as ads.

  • MEP LLC t/a O2HyperHealth

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content), Leaflet
    • 27 September 2023

    A website and leaflet for hyperbaric oxygen therapy discouraged essential treatment for conditions for which medical supervision should be sought.

  • The Fibro Guy Ltd t/a The Fibro Guy

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content)
    • 09 August 2023

    The website for a chronic pain and hypermobility syndrome support and coaching programme claimed that the treatments and techniques they used could treat chronic pain and various health conditions.

  • Lipstick Gangster Ltd t/a The Lipstick Gangster

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 12 July 2023

    A post on a beauty clinic’s Facebook page promoted an unlicensed medicinal product and made misleading and unsubstantiated claims about the efficacy of a treatment.

  • Menar Jimmy Georgiou

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 21 June 2023

    A post on a beauty clinic’s Facebook page promoted prescription-only medicines to the general public.

Informally resolved (1)
  • Pall Mall Medical (Manchester) Ltd t/a Pall Mall Cosmetics

    • 12 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Topic: Medical procedures and services