1) TGA Orders IHRB to stop advertising, withdraw representations, & publish retractions. 2) IHRB ads Officially unlawful. 3) Sam Cohen received a Criminal Conviction for lying to a Tribunal. 4) HCCC served IHRB with Prohibition Orders. 5) HCCC caught Sam Cohen breaching the Orders; making it a Criminal Offence!

After an in-depth investigation and a police raid on IHRB, the Health Care Complaints Commission concluded that Sam Cohen operated unethically and in a way that ‘Endangered the health and safety of his clients’. Officials placed new Sanctions on IHRB’s ‘unlawful, misleading, and unverified’ claims. It is my opinion that IHRB is a 100% scam, a sham, and an unethical, illegal con. The TGA has banned IHRB’s print and internet ads and demanded public retractions. The TGA now forbids Sam Cohen from claiming that his natural and herbal formula can regrow hair. Some clients enjoyed hair regrowth thanks to $7 minoxidil and market-ready medications. Their success had nothing to do with any phantom IHRB formula which IHRB illegally sells at thousands of dollars. Sam Cohen denied that he was breaching Orders, until an undercover Sting Operation proved that he had been lying and indeed breaking the law.

IHRB’s shrinking website is still in breach of TGA Orders

IHRB’s shrinking website is still in breach of TGA Orders

Once upon a time, IHRB’s website was voluminous. Page after page of diatribe. Eventually, the Authorities Ordered Mr Sam Cohen to remove his ‘unlawful, misleading and unverified’ claims. Via his solicitor, Mr Cohen wrote to the TGA, protesting his innocence, asking the TGA to specifically prove where and how he has been found guilty. In response to one of […]

Cohen tricked into exposing his crock

Cohen tricked into exposing his crock

As part of a Sting Operation that was executed while we were assisting the Health Care Complaints Commission with its second investigation into IHRB, we asked an IHRB client to send two sets of photos to Sam Cohen of IHRB. Sam thought they were taken three weeks apart. Instead, they were taken 24 hours apart. What was Mr Cohen’s reaction? […]

It’s official: Commission confirms Cohen breached Orders

It’s official: Commission confirms Cohen breached Orders

After HCCC’s second raid on IHRB on 24 July 2014, the Health Care Complaints Commission conducted an investigation which was sparked by a complaint from the Pharmacy Services Unit (Ministry of Health). By November 2014, the investigation into IHRB and Sam Cohen’s conduct was conclusive. The Commission confirmed that Mr Cohen had in fact breached his […]

Very intimidating: Customer recalls the angry Sam Cohen

Very intimidating: Customer recalls the angry Sam Cohen

Scars run deep for this former client who met Sam Cohen when he was a Director at the old Ashley & Martin 20 years ago. Jane Carson recalls being told by Mr Cohen that his own hair was real, only to later discover that he was wearing a wig! When Jane expressed dissatisfaction with her hair […]

IHRB caught illegally selling Minoxidil by peeling labels

IHRB caught illegally selling Minoxidil by peeling labels

Sam Cohen of IHRB has been caught again. This time we have independent proof with perfect chain-of-custody evidence and fingerprints showing that Mr Cohen has been illegally selling Minoxidil by purchasing this retail product (shown above) manufactured by Generic Health Pty Ltd, and passing it off as his own secret formula. Mr Cohen is prohibited […]

IHRB sells Hair Again as far back as 2012

IHRB sells Hair Again as far back as 2012

New evidence has emerged to show that IHRB had been selling unmarked bottles of Hair A-Gain as far back as 2012, despite Mr Sam Cohen telling the authorities (and while under Oath at a Tribunal Hearing) that he never supplied Minoxidil after the Prohibition Orders. After seeing a previous story on this site, a client […]

Hair we go again: Sam’s mysterious bottles

Hair we go again: Sam’s mysterious bottles

Fresh investigations reveal two alarming facts. ONE: Sam Cohen of IHRB has sold Minoxidil after his office was raided on 24 July 2014. TWO: IHRB’s mysterious bottles are identical to bottles sold under the brand name Hair A-Gain. It has been alleged that IHRB has never complied with the Prohibition Orders imposed upon it by the […]

Nader calls on Minister Mason-Cox to prosecute IHRB

Nader calls on Minister Mason-Cox to prosecute IHRB

Consumer Advocate Jonar Nader is calling on the Minister for Fair Trading, The Hon Matthew Mason-Cox, and his team at the Department of Fair Trading, to investigate Sam Cohen of the Institute of Hair Regrowth and Beauty (IHRB) over allegations that Mr Cohen is scamming thousands of consumers, to the tune of millions of dollars, […]

Prison sentence for Elias’ Pharmacist in Charge

Prison sentence for Elias’ Pharmacist in Charge

Since the Health Care Complaints Commission prohibited Elias Juanas and Roberto Mamblona from operating as the Pharmacists in Charge of their own pharmacy, the notice board at Elias Pharmacy listed Tom Gorgy as the man in charge. This is the Tom (Talat) Gorgy who was sentenced to two years in prison for embarking upon a […]