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FACUA denounces Pablo Motos for promoting pseudo-miraculous anti-aging and stress treatment

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Mairenis Gomez

April 5, 2024 | 7:45 a.m.

Ethics in the promotion of health treatments on social networks

Let's talk about a topic that, although it is not new, continues to cause a stir every time it emerges on the media landscape. Recently, I came across a case that has caught the attention of many, including mine, because of the ethical and legal implications it entails. This is the complaint of FACUA-Consumers in Action against Pablo Motos and Dr. Anna Baeza for promoting an anti-aging and anti-stress treatment without scientific support.

Promotion or deception? the thin line crossed by Pablo Motos

Pablo Motos, known for his work in El Hormiguero, shared on his Instagram, with millions of followers, his experience with a “leading machine in cell regeneration.” at the SHA Wellness in Alicante. Dr. Baeza, for her part, claimed benefits such as the neutralization of free radicals and stimulation of the vagus nerve, promising to combat aging and stress. But where is the scientific evidence for such claims?

A question of responsibility and transparency

This is not the first time that public figures have been involved in controversy for promoting products or treatments of dubious effectiveness. The worrying thing about this case is the lack of clarity about whether what Motos shared is a personal experience or paid advertising. FACUA argues that this ambiguity could constitute a violation of the Royal Decree on advertising and commercial promotion of products with purported health purposes, something that not only affects the credibility of Motos but also raises serious questions about the ethics behind promotion of this type. of treatments.

The role of authorities and the importance of regulation

The scenario that unfolds before us is not merely a question of media influence, but rather delves into the field of legality and professional ethics. FACUA's complaint not only seeks to punish those involved, but also to highlight a much larger problem, the need for a clear and strict regulatory framework that protects consumers from deceptive practices. The call to the ministries of Health and Social Rights, Consumer Affairs and Agenda 2030 to act is a reminder that in an increasingly digitalized world, surveillance and regulation must adapt quickly.

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A call for reflection and collective action

This case opens a necessary debate about the responsibility of those who have an influential voice in society. How far can they go when promoting products or services? Is it enough to say that something is a personal experience to avoid responsibility for the recommendations made? As consumers, we have the right to receive clear, accurate and, above all, honest information. But we also have a responsibility to question and seek evidence before allowing ourselves to be influenced by public figures.

Undoubtedly, The case of Pablo Motos and FACUA is just the tip of the iceberg of a much deeper and more complex problem. As a society, we must demand transparency and ethics in the promotion of any product, especially when it comes to our health. The authorities, for their part, must guarantee that existing regulations are complied with and adapt them to the new challenges presented by constant technological and media advancement. Only in this way can we protect ourselves from being victims of misinformation and deception.

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