The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) told a chain of private clinics that the vaccines they offered for measles, mumps and rubella were not 100% safe.
The triple MMR jab was offered an alternative while the measles outbreak in South Wales lasted.
Six people sent their complaints to ASA describing seven different issues related to CIC’s website and safety records.You can download Health and Safety Policies for your business on The Legal Stop`s website.
These complaints consider in the majority of the cases children who suffered after being vaccinated. This evidence shows that no matter how many times clinics claim they have the 100% safety record, they in fact do not tell the whole truth.
The opinion of the broadcaster and journalist Vivienne Parry is that these companies had betrayed the trust of their patients lying that they held the 100% safety record when the details of emergency hospitalization showed something much different.
“I knew that a 100% safety record amongst 18,000 children was statistically as unlikely as hen’s teeth. They claimed that not one of 18,000 children vaccinated by them had developed autism but how did they know this. The truth is, they didn’t.”
There were other complaints the target of which was the promotion of prescription-only medicine, and the hidden connections between the MMR vaccine and autism.
Two of the people who sent complaints thought that the website would most probably cause fear and distress. The current form of the site has to be changed otherwise it would not be able to function at all.
CIC was told to stop promoting prescription-only medicines and to remove such claims as the one of the 100% safety record.
Fiona Dickson, managing director of CIC, said despite the ruling: “I think we do a very good job. People make a choice to come to us and we give them very good service.”