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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?

What is the placebo tablet made up of?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.



I have contacted a reputable UK company ( 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

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:

All the best

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