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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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)