Yes, approval from MAB is still required because product registration and product advertisement are two different issues. The registration of a product aims to ensure quality, safety and efficacy of the product and are under jurisdiction of the Drug Control Authority (DCA) whereas MAB only controls product advertisements. This is to protect consumers from misleading advertisements and to ensure all advertisements published comply with the requirements of the Medicines (Advertisement and Sale) Act 1956 and its Regulations.
Yes, you can. Through the Integrated Drug Dispensing System, you may now obtain the remaining prescription fill from any nearest government health facility. Just inform your pharmacist in order for you to utilise this service.