Late last year the Federal Court handed down its decision in the matter of Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Homeopathy Plus! Australia Pty Limited [2014] FCA 1412.

The ACCC has now reported on the penalty phase for that matter, noting:

The Federal Court yesterday ordered Homeopathy Plus! Pty Ltd (Homeopathy Plus) to pay penalties of $115,000 and its director, Ms Frances Sheffield, to pay $23,000 in penalties for making false or misleading representations about the effectiveness of the whooping cough vaccine and homeopathic remedies as an alternative to the whooping cough vaccine, in breach of the Australian Consumer Law.

Homeopathy Plus and Ms Sheffield were also ordered to cease publishing the articles that contained the representations and remove them from the Homeopathy Plus website.

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