Indian Herbal Company Violated Advertising Ethics Code

Here’s a recent story about a company found guilty of violating India’s code of advertising ethics.

Modi-ally Ramdev’s company found guilty of violating India medicine law

“…the claims made on the packets of Patanjali’s Youvan Gold Plus powdered herbs (churan) were unsubstantiated and implied it enhanced sexual pleasure.

“An authentic powder booster Ayurvedic medicine useful in physical and sexual weakness,” the product description on the packet says.

This “improves libido, vigour and vitality, sexual power”, and “keeps you always healthy, energetic and gives you total satisfaction of married life”, the description goes on to claim.

“This means the product is meant for increasing sexual gratification. Such claims are in breach of the law as they violate the Drugs and Magic Remedies Act,” ASCI Secretary General Shweta Purandare told this reporter.”

About Chris MacDonald

I'm a philosopher who teaches at Ryerson University's Ted Rogers School of Management in Toronto, Canada. Most of my scholarly research is on business ethics and healthcare ethics.

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