Adulterated Health Products

Three health products were found to be adulterated with undeclared, potent western medicines. Following testing by the Pharmacy Section, Ministry of Health, the adulterants found in these products can cause adverse effects that are potentially hazardous. The products are Li Da Daidaihua Weight Loss Capsule, Grow XL Capsule and Swiss Candy. The Ministry of Health has not issued any approval for the importation for the sale of these products. Following these findings, the products are not allowed to be imported and sold in Brunei Darussalam. Members of the public who have purchased or used these products are advised to stop using them immediately.

The retail of these products, including online retail such as through Facebook and others is an offence under the Poisons Act 1956. The penalty for such an offence upon conviction, is a fine of 8 thousand dollars or six months' imprisonment default. Furthermore, if a person commits an Act that amounts to such a degree of negligence so as to endanger or be likely to endanger human life, then such person shall be guilty of an offence which carries a penalty of a fine of 16,000 dollars and 12 months' imprisonment.

For more information, contact the Compliance and Licensing Section at 2393298 extension 208; send an e-mail to pharmacy.enforcement@moh.gov.bn; meet the Compliance and Licensing Officer directly at the 1st Floor, Compliance and Licensing Section, Department of Pharmaceutical Services' Building in Kampung Madaras or call Talian Darussalam 123.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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