Case gets hot and heavy with AMI under fire from ACCC

THE company famous for its slogan "longer lasting sex" is becoming well known for longer lasting court cases.

Advanced Medical Institute, which offers treatment for erectile dysfunction, was back in the NSW Federal Court this week to answer accusations first brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission almost three years ago.

Documents filed in the Federal Court allege AMI patients have been pressured into paying for medications they could not afford.

According to the Herald, a 33-year-old Queensland man who cannot be named told the court previously he was promised one medication would help him "last in bed for around 45 minutes".

He said he thought it was impossible but an AMI salesman "put a lot of pressure" on him and he felt he "couldn't say no".

Three weeks after signing up and paying the company about $800, the man apparently found the medication was not working and making him feel sick.

The allegation is one of many being made by the ACCC which claims AMI told several patients they could only be refunded if they trialled various medications including penis injections.

If successful, the ACCC will call for declarations to be made against the company and for owner Jack Vaisman to step aside for five years.

Topics:  accc health

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