An Australian church was fined more than 90,000 euros for illegally advertising an alleged “miracle remedy” against the new coronavirus, authorities reported on Wednesday, May 13.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), the drug’s regulatory agency, said the organization MMS Australia had received 12 fines, totaling $ 151,200 for promoting a “miracle mineral solution” (MMS) based on sodium chlorite, a disinfecting agent.
It is not the first time that this product stands out for its supposed healing properties. In 2010, French health authorities warned that MMS was being presented as “a life-saving discovery” or as “the response to AIDS, hepatitis A, B and C, malaria, herpes, tuberculosis, cancer and many of the worst diseases. ”
Most recently, the US court suspended the sale of this product, conducted by a group dubbed “The Genesis II Church of Health and Healing ” and MMS Australia is an affiliate of this “church”.
“There is no scientifically accepted clinical evidence that MMS can cure or attenuate a disease,” said the regulatory body. “Using MMS presents significant health risks and could lead to nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or severe dehydration, which in some cases could lead to hospitalization.”