Enforcement | 29/05/2019

Drug fraud by illegal distributors

The product "Artrovex", which is distributed via international online sales platforms and various websites (e.g., is classified by the BASG as an illegal presentation medicinal product on the basis of its advertising.

The classification is based on the following product-related statements made by the illegal distributors:

  • "In 100% of study participants, the pain disappeared after 8-10 minutes."
  • "93% of [the] study participants got rid of arthritis [...] after a treatment course."

For a medical effectiveness of the cream there is no data available to BASG.

Should you have any information regarding this or other, possibly illegal products, please report this directly to the Enforcement Section of the Federal Office for Safety in Health Care at

Name of the medicinal product Artrovex

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