Call for stricter rules on herbal goods


PETALING JAYA: Natural product researchers are urging the Health Ministry to review regulations on herbal and traditional products, saying that the current laws governing quality, safety and efficacy are inadequate.

The Malaysian Natural Products Society, comprising more than 450 natural product and herb researchers, said many products in the market were still not safe despite falling under the Control of Drugs and Cosmetics Regulations 1984.

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