The Pharmaceutical Services Division (PSD) will organize a Multimedia Competition with the theme Quality Use of Medicines for Consumers. In general, the aim of this competition is to develop educational materials in the form of multimedia presentation and hence to disseminate information about medicines to the public. These educational materials for public will then be uploaded into the Know Your Medicine website (www.knowyourmedicine.gov.my.), electronic devices and broadcasted using audio visual aids located at the pharmacy waiting area.
The Drug Control Authority (DCA) has decided to suspend the registration of products containing sibutramine due to safety concerns. All registration holders of sibutramine products have been instructed to immediately stop import and wholesale transactions and withdraw their products from all point of sales within 30 days of suspension date.
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)
The public is advised to avoid buying and using two (2) traditional products namely ‘JCare-su’ with registration number MAL07090966TC and ‘JCare-in’ with registration number MAL07124653TC which has been detected containing glibenclamide. Indication printed on labels is traditionally used for general health and improving blood circulation. The product registration holder for both products is Usaha Kiara Sdn. Bhd., Kuala Lumpur and the manufacturer is Len Fa Medical Supplies (M) Sdn. Bhd., Selangor.
The National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau (NPCB), Ministry of Health Malaysia had received a Post Marketing Alert from the Health Sciences Authority (HSA), Singapore regarding recall of two (2) nail polish products made in Korea namely ‘Skin Food Jojoba Pure Nail PK 004’ and ‘Skin Food Milk Creamy Nail Base Coat’ found to contain trace amounts of benzene at very low concentration levels of 22.3 parts per million (ppm) and 30.3ppm respectively.
The public is advised to avoid buying and using a traditional product, ‘NCHK Pil Zhi Ke’ with registration number MAL06030949T, which is traditionally used for relieving cough and reducing phlegm. The product registration holder and the manufacturer for ‘NCHK Pil Zhi Ke’ is TJ-TYT Pharmaceuticals (M) Sdn. Bhd, Perak.