KLANG: A pharmacy in Bandar Baru Klang was fined RM5,000 yesterday at the magistrate’s court here with possessing five types of drugs which are not registered under the Drug and Cosmetic Control Regulations 1984.
CDM Marketing Sdn Bhd in Jalan Tiara 5 was charged with committing the offence on July 1 last year at 11.40am during a routine inspection by five officers from the Selangor Pharmaceutical Services Enforcement Division.
The company was represented by one of its directors, Chan Tam Chai, 41.
The five unregistered drugs found at the outlet were three boxes of V-Stone 330mg capsules, seven boxes of 0.30mg Nuchintan capsules, three boxes of 0.30mg Longer Wan capsules, 132 boxes of Euro Plus capsules and 12 boxes of Fluocinonide ointment.
Prosecuting officer Siti Mariaton Abdul Mokhsin said the facts of the case showed that one of the five seized drugs contained sildenafil which was a substance banned by the National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau.
Chan said the outlet bought the drugs from a distributor, which was registered with the Health Ministry and thus deemed that the drugs were already registered.
Magistrate Tasnim Abu Bakar said the onus was on the outlet to check whether the drugs were registered with the Drug Control Authority before making any purchase. Chan then pleaded guilty to the charge.
He was fined RM5,000 or two months' jail in lieu of the fine. He paid the fine.