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Is it legal in the UK to sell placebo tablets which make no

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Is it legal in the UK to sell placebo tablets which make no specific claims to either ingredients or effectiveness, as health supplements?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

What is the placebo tablet made up of?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi,


 


I have contacted a reputable UK company (healthspark.co.uk) and asked them to formulate a tablet for me with absolutely no active ingredients, that will avoid any allergic reactions with almost anyone, to be as safe and inert as absolutely possible.


 


John D

Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.

Thank you.

Yes, there is nothing wrong as long as you don't call it a health supplement as that claim would be misleading.

However, you could call it a dietary supplement and it would not require a licence from the MHRA.

 

But see the labelling restrictions: http://multimedia.food.gov.uk/multimedia/pdfs/tradeinfo07.pdf

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