No Regulatory Imprimatur In UK For Scottish Firm’s Hangover Remedy Claim
Bounce Back Drinks sought to establish its bona fides as a registered consumer product provider, but statements referencing ASA, EFSA and MHRA imply the agencies reviewed and approved its product and advertising. Plus, hangover remedy claims are prohibited under UK regulations.
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According to a recent systematic review of evidence from randomised placebo-controlled trials, the claimed hangover-reducing effects of traditional herbal medicines and dietary supplement ingredients do have some scientific backing. However, the quality of the evidence is extremely low.
As CFSAN warned seven marketers, supplement products from numerous other businesses advertised as hangover remedies, or as formulations to prevent symptoms associated with overindulgence, remained available to US consumers. Like one business FDA warned, numerous companies are offering OTC intravenous treatments for hangovers, available at locations accepting walk-in or by-appointment customers.
EPH Technologies apparently heeds FDA's warning, which also noted violative drug and disease claims for nasal sprays. EPH continued selling other supplements on 2 December, but the three that FDAcited in 18 November warning were not available.