Nurofen fined $6 million for furphy

The giant furphy peddled by Nurofen has cost it dearly.

Woman holding her back in pain

Whether it's a sore head, back or joints, being in pain can really get you down so it’s hardly surprising that people were so keen to purchase pain relief marketed at tackling specific pain. But the giant furphy peddled by Nurofen has cost it dearly.

Manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser was initially fined $1.7 million but on appeal by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the fine was upped to $6 million.



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    20th Dec 2016
    The Government does seem to be ignoring the core underlying reason for the pension supplement when it proposes cutting it out altogether if the recipient is out of the country for longer than six weeks at a time. HOWEVER, I personally don't think it's that unreasonable because, if I'm fortunate enough to be able to go overseas for longer than six weeks (which I'm not, incidentally) then I'm probably not really in desperate need of the supplement in the first place. I'm one of those who lost all my superannuation in a failed business venture, so I have to rely on the state pension, but I am still grateful for it and, whilst life in retirement is lived somewhat frugally, I am still more comfortable than my parents or their parents were at the same age. They couldn't have contemplated going on extended overseas travel so, if I can, then why should I be paid for it?

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