Press Release

Unregistered medicines valued at RM 830, 663 seized in Malaysia during Operation PANGEA VIII 2015

Pharmacy Enforcement Division, Ministry of Health (MOH) Malaysia alongside 236 other enforcement agencies from 115 countries took part in a global operation from the 9th until 16th of June 2015, targeting the criminal network behind the sale of fake medicines via the internet. During the operation, 20.1 million harmful medicines worth approximately RM300.9 million (81.1 million USD) was seized worldwide.

Consumers Cautioned Against Using Cosmetic Product Containing Scheduled Poison

The cosmetic products above have been tested and found to contain scheduled poison hydroquinone and tretinoin, which are prohibited in cosmetic products. These products are no longer allowed to be sold in Malaysia.

Consumers Cautioned Against Using Cosmetic Product Containing Scheduled Poison

The public is advised to avoid buying and using the following cosmetic product:

No. Product Name Notification No. Poison Detected Notification Holder Manufacturer
1.

Aveana Night Revival Cream

NOT110404581K Tretinoin

Owi Lab (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Global Anti-counterfeiting Awards 2013, Paris, 28 May 2013

The Ministry of Health Malaysia has taken several initiatives in protecting the public from dangerous and counterfeit medicines. These exceptional efforts have been accorded international recognition with the presentation of the “Global Anti-Counterfeiting Award 2013” in the public sector category by the Global Anti-Counterfeiting Group Network (GACG), an international anti-counterfeit organization based in London, UK. The award was presented in conjunction with the World Anti-Counterfeiting Day organized by Union des Fabricans in Paris, France on the 28th of May 2013.

The Acceptance of Malaysia as Non-Organisation For Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Member Adhering to the Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) in The Assessment of Chemicals on Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)

OECD is an inter-governmental organisation established in 1960. It consists of 34 industrialised countries including many EU member countries, some non-EU European countries, the North American Free Trade Area (NAFTA) countries and some Asia-Pacific countries.

Registration of Two (2) Products Cancelled

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REGISTRATION OF TWO (2) TRADITIONAL PRODUCTS CANCELLED

The public is advised to avoid buying and using two (2) registered traditional products namely Kapsul Benkwat Ginseng Plus 500 mg (MAL07031076T) and JT Cordyceps Mycelium (MAL09080820T) which has been detected containing adulterants.  Kapsul Benkwat Ginseng Plus 500 mg has been detected to contain yohimbine, while JT Cordyceps Mycelium has been detected to contain thiodimethylsildenafil

Beware of Illegal Advertisements

Ministry of Health, MOH regrets, advertising of illegal health products in print and electronic media, websites, traffic light poles and other public focus points by some unscrupulous party. These ads often include “magic bullet” promises such as 100% cure for cancer, immediate relief from diabetes, sustained weight loss and often vulgar or embarrassing claims promising increased sexual performance to entice consumers to purchase those products.

Consumers Cautioned Against Using Cosmetic Product Containing Scheduled Poison

The public is advised to avoid buying and using the following cosmetic product:

Product Name

Notification Number

Scheduled Poison Detected

Name of Product Holder

Name of Manufacturer

Sensual Whitening Cream

NOT100751321K

Mercury

Registration Cancelled For Three (3) Traditional Products

The public is advised to avoid buying and using three (3) traditional products namely Mistura Zhike, Chi Kat Pills dan Herbaios-Zuekertec Capsule which has been detected containing adulterants as follows:-

No

Produk Name
(Registration Number Before Cancellation)

Marketing Authorization Holder

Manufacturer

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