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Illegal cosmetic products seized in NSW health raids

An industry wide crackdown on dodgy Sydney cosmetic clinics has this week uncovered multiple practices using unhygienic, illegal and potentially deadly products on unsuspecting clients. 

Seven clinics across Haymarket and Chatswood were targeted by NSW Health on Tuesday and Wednesday, where large amounts of Botox, fillers, vitamins and human placenta were seized, the Daily Telegraph reports.

Antibiotics and ­anaesthetics were also confiscated, along with surgical equipment suspected of being unhygienic and potentially deadly products that failed to warn of their risks.

Products from four stores were found to have been illegally imported, mostly from China and South Korea. 

Multiple practices suspected of using unhygienic, illegal and potentially deadly products on unsuspecting clients were raided this week in Sydney

The shocking discovery left Health Minister Brad Hazzard shocked, particularly at the way the ‘beautiful, well-decorated salons’ were hiding ‘evil behind the doors’. 

Mr Hazzard labelled the volume of illegitimate findings ‘immensely disturbing’, prompting him to call for a ‘major shake-up’.

Particularly in the wake of the death of Jean Huang, 35, who suffered a cardiac arrest during a botched cosmetic breast operation on September 1.

An investigation launched into the industry reportedly revealed abundant malpractice within the industry, which allegedly involved doctors supervising Botox injections via Skype and leaving nurses to do it. 

Jean Huang (pictured) died in Royal Prince Alfred Hospital on September 1 after a botched breast procedure 

Jean Huang (pictured) died in Royal Prince Alfred Hospital on September 1 after a botched breast procedure 

Seven clinics across Haymarket and Chatswood were targeted by NSW Health on Tuesday and Wednesday

Seven clinics across Haymarket and Chatswood were targeted by NSW Health on Tuesday and Wednesday

Evidence attained also uncovered interstate doctors to have been signing off on prescriptions for patients they’d not met before. 

Mr Hazzard slammed the ‘shonky operators’ and ‘slack doctors’ for putting the lives of women at risk, saying that kind of practice was ‘tantamount to negligence.’

‘It’s a potent and dangerous mix,’ he said. 

The investigation also revealed Botox and dermal fillers were often being administered without a prescription.

Antibiotics and ­anaesthetics were also confiscated, along with surgical equipment believed to be unhygienic 

Antibiotics and ­anaesthetics were also confiscated, along with surgical equipment believed to be unhygienic 

‘We’re not sure about the qualifications of the people who are administering them — we fear they have none, or next to none, in some cases,’ Mr Hazzard said.

Large amounts of illegally labeled vials and creams that failed to warn of health risks and potency were confiscated.

Items suspected of being unhygienic and being imported from China including syringes, cannulas, scalpels were also seized. 

Mr Hazzard has called on his federal counterpart Greg Hunt on Thursday to clamp down on illegal cosmetic importation.    

Products from four stores were found to have been illegally imported, mostly from China and South Korea 

Products from four stores were found to have been illegally imported, mostly from China and South Korea 

Health Minister Brad Hazzard (pictured) was left shocked, particularly at the way the 'beautiful, well-decorated salons' were hiding 'evil behind the doors' 

Health Minister Brad Hazzard (pictured) was left shocked, particularly at the way the ‘beautiful, well-decorated salons’ were hiding ‘evil behind the doors’ 

 

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