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.
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.
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.
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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
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.
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:-
(Registration Number Before Cancellation)