Health Products Adulterated With Prohibited Substances

Tests by the Laboratory of Pharmacy Section, Scientific Laboratory Services, Laboratory Services, Ministry of Health have found three types of traditional medicines and health products adulterated with undeclared, potent western medicine.

The affected products are Jamu Sari Daun Sirsak Untuk Pria & Wanita Kapsul from Maju Jaya, Indonesia which contained Diclofenac, Dexamethasone; Vein Super Herbs, Penawar Tradisional Kapsul containing Diclofenac, Dexamethasone; and Be Fit Garcinia Cambogia Slimming & Detox Tablet from Malaysia which contained Sibutramine. The adulterant found in these product can cause adverse effects that are potentially hazardous to the people using them. The Ministry of Health has not issued any approval for the importation for the sale of these products. The products are not allowed to be imported and sold in Brunei Darussalam. Members of the public involved in the retail of these products (including online retail such as through Facebook, etc.) are hereby reminded that it is an offence under the Poisons Act 1956 to sell any product containing any substance controlled under the said Act and the penalty for such an offence upon conviction, is a fine of $8,000 or six months' imprisonment.

For further information and communication, the public may contact the Health Regulations Services at 2384182, send e-mail to health.regulations@moh.gov.bn or go directly to Health Regulations Services, 1st Floor, Ministry of Health, Berakas. The public may also contact Talian Darussalam 123 for any other enquiries.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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