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Episode Five - Well, That's a Pain: ACCC v GSK




Episode Five of Keeping Up with the Consumer Law has the Joels dive into the realm of pain relief and packaging with the case of ACCC v GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Australia Pty Ltd (we’re just going with “GSK”).


In 2017, the ACCC commenced proceedings against the entities responsible for the Voltaren Emulgel and Osteo Gel products for misleading or deceptive conduct. The two products had identical formulations but were marketed as two distinct products marketed at separate consumer groups. The parties involved admitted that for a certain period, they had engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct, but did not admit to contraventions for a period between March 2017 and May 2018.


The Court ultimately found that GSK did not engage in misleading or deceptive conduct for the period between March 2017 and May 2018 – finding that when considering the packaging of the products, how they were marketed, their positing on the shelf, GSK did not engage in misleading or deceptive conduct for the contested period.


Interested in what the packaging actually looked like? See below.


1. Voltaren Osteo Gel Packaging for the contested period (March 2017 to May 2018)


2. Voltaren Emulgel Packaging between March 2016 and December 2017




For more information on ACCC v GSK, including links to the judgments of the court, click the links below.


This is the fifth episode of Keeping Up with the Consumer Law. Keeping Up with the Consumer Law is financially supported by the Law Foundation of South Australia.

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