Background

Misleading Advertising: shytobuy.uk is in breach of the UK Advertising Standards Code for advertising VigRX, an unlicensed medicinal product.

CAP Code rule 12.11 prohibits the marketing of unlicensed medicinal products, stating “Medicines must have a licence from the MHRA … before they are marketed...”

The CAP Compliance team has contacted shytobuy.uk for advertising unlicensed VigRX capsules on their website; the team understands that VigRX does not have a licence from the MHRA and the advertising of it on shytobuy.uk breaks the Code.

Despite requests to remove advertising of VigRX from its website, shytobuy.uk continues to advertise an unlicensed medicinal product.  Because of the continued non-compliance of shytobuy.uk, we took the decision to place its details on this section of the ASA website on 6 August 2015.  These details shall remain in place until such time as VigRX marketing is removed from shytobuy.uk’s website, to comply with the CAP Code.


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