Does MAB allow the use of testimonials in advertisement of weight loss product?

Testimony is only allowed for products registered under the category of 'X'. Any testimony by members of the public in the advertisement should carry a 'consent letter of testimony’.

How long does it take to get advertisement approval from MAB?

Certificate of approval or written permission from the MAB will be issued within 5 working days.

Does MAB monitor and control pharmaceutical product advertisements made by direct selling companies?

Yes, MAB does control pharmaceutical product advertisements made by direct selling companies and has issued approvals for several advertisements.

Does advertisement of registered pharmaceutical products still require prior approval from MAB?

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.

How to apply for Pharmacy Intranet account?

Applicant is required to fill in the Borang Pendaftaran Pengguna Intranet form and submit to Seksyen Pengurusan Maklumat Farmasi, Bahagian Perkhidmatan Farmasi.

When are the amendments of the MOH Drug Formulary made available for reference by the public?

The amendments of the MOH Drug Formulary is available at for reference within 2 weeks after the MOH Drug List Panel Review Meeting.

Can't i get my remaining prescription fill from any other health facilities besides the one where I am currently under follow up with?

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.

How many community pharmacies are there in Malaysia?

Refer to the Number of Pharmacy Community in Malaysia according to States which is available in the Statistics Menu.