Ministry of Health seizes 500 unregistered drugs, products worth RM150,000

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Health has seized 531 unregistered medicines, health products and cosmetics with an estimated value of RM152,213 as part of Op Majestic in the capital.

Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya health director Dr Nor’Aishah Abu Bakar said the raids were carried out at seven business premises, including an illegal dispensary around Jalan Tun Tan Siew Sin, which had become popular with strangers.

In a statement issued on Wednesday March 9, Dr Nor’Aishah said the products not registered with the ministry included drugs suspected of containing poisons listed in the First Schedule of the Poisons Act 1952, such as antibiotics, antihistamines and analgesics.

“Most of these products were freely available, while others were hidden behind other general products,” she said.

Operations based on surveillance of targeted premises and complaints from the public and joined by 45 Pharmacy Enforcement Officers from Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya Pharmacy Enforcement Branch and Ministry’s Law Enforcement Division Headquarters of Health.

She said further investigations will be carried out under the Sale of Medicines Act 1952, which is punishable by fines of up to RM50,000 for the first offense and up to RM100,000 for subsequent offenses. subsequent offences.

As such, he advised the public to review the product and cosmetic registration number by visiting or contacting the National Pharmacy Regulatory Authority at 03-7883 5400. – Bernama

Maria J. Book