NEWS: IHRB ads officially unlawful. Sam Cohen received a Criminal Conviction for lying to a Tribunal. HCCC served IHRB with a Permanent Prohibition Order.
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. This site presents my opinion that IHRB is a 100% scam,
a sham, and an unethical, illegal con. Experts said IHRB is medically risky and a danger to your health.
In my opinion, Mr Sam Cohen of IHRB is the Lance Armstrong of the hair-loss industry. We heard how Armstrong kept denying everything for years; until he spilled the beans to Oprah. Mr Cohen seems to operate within the same kind of delusional framework. His fanciful explanation of what happened, seems to know no limits. [...]
Sam Cohen of IHRB has been telling clients and the Department of Fair Trading that he has been selling Activance. This is a product whose claims have been Sanctioned by the Complaints Resolution Panel. After the Health Care Complaints Commission issued Mr Sam Cohen with a Prohibition Order, telling him that he is prohibited from [...]
Mr Sam Cohen’s story is so interesting, that he has made it into a publication called ‘Health Voices’ which is a journal of the Consumers Health Forum of Australia. The publication says that ‘Health Voices’ ‘promotes debate on issues of interest to health consumers, government and industry’. We are also told that, ‘The Consumers Health [...]
The Commissioner of the HCCC said, ‘Mr Cohen has breached the code of conduct for unregistered health practitioners in that he has failed to provide health services in a safe and ethical manner and his provision of health services is a risk to public health and safety.’ This was from a 22-page report handed down [...]
Sam Cohen of IHRB has denied ever paying his clients for testimonials. Now, a celebrity who endorsed IHRB, spills the beans with significant allegations saying that his whole treatment has been FREE. Before we look at the significance of a free treatment in exchange for a testimonial, let us keep in mind that the Complaints [...]
An independent TGA-Accredited laboratory found that Sam Cohen’s topical solution contained a Schedule 2 Poison, which is a medication that Sam Cohen of IHRB is forbidden from supplying or selling. Mr Cohen has insisted that he has not breached the Prohibition Order which was slapped on him by the Health Care Complaints Commission. The Order [...]
The Complaints Resolution Panel handed down a Determination on 16 November 2011, finding IHRB’s advertisements and their claims to be, ‘Unlawful, misleading, and unverified, and breached the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code.’ A total of 12 Sections of the Act and Codes were breached. The Panel has placed three new Sanctions on IHRB: 1) Publication of [...]
Sam Cohen’s alleged scam and shonky dealings were exposed across the country on Channel Seven’s Today Tonight by veteran reporter David Richardson. The segment aired from Sydney to Perth, and as far away as Tasmania, warning consumers about the illegal operation that is IHRB, also known as the Institute of Hair Regrowth & Beauty. We [...]
Sam Cohen and any publisher who prints IHRB’s advertisements, are risking prosecution under Section 42C of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989. It is alleged that both Mr Cohen (of IHRB) and Mr Peter Stein (the publisher of Eastern Suburbs Spectator newspaper) published many advertisements that make therapeutic claims, without those advertisements being Approved, as required [...]