KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry has seized 531 unregistered medicines, well being and cosmetics products with an estimated worth of RM152,213 beneath Op Majestic being performed across the capital.
Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya well being director Dr Nor’Aishah Abu Bakar mentioned the raids performed to seven enterprise premises, together with an unlawful dispensary round Jalan Tun Tan Siew Sin, which had turn into the favored with foreigners.
In a press release on Wednesday (March 9), Dr Nor’Aishah mentioned products not registered with the ministry included medicines suspected to comprise poisons contacted within the First Schedule of the Poisons Act 1952 like antibiotics, anti-histamines, and painkillers.
“Most of those products had been overtly out there, whereas others had been tucked away behind different normal products,” she mentioned.
Operations primarily based on monitoring of focused premises and public complaints and joined by 45 pharmacy enforcement officers from the Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya Pharmacy Enforcement Branch and the Health Ministry Enforcement Division Headquarters.
She mentioned additional investigations will probably be performed beneath the Sale of Drugs Act 1952, which is punishable with fines of as much as RM50,000 for the primary offence and as much as RM100,000 for subsequent offences.
As such, he suggested the general public to overview the registration variety of products and cosmetics by visiting www.npra.moh.gov.my or by contacting National Pharmacy Regulatory Authority at 03-7883 5400. – Bernama