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Nation 14 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pharmacy fined for having illegal drugs

A pharmacy in Bandar Baru Klang was fined RM5,000 Thursday at the magistrate#8217;s court in Klang with possessing five types of drugs which are not registered under the Drug and Cosmetic Control Regulations 1984.

Letters 08 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Jail medicinal counterfeiters

From Dr CHOE TONG SENG, President, Pharmaceutical Association of Malaysia.

Nation 19 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Security seals for traditional health products

The Health Ministry is awaiting approval on its proposal to have security seals fixed on all traditional health products to distinguish between ministry-approved and non-approved products.

Health 30 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Herbal dilemmas

HERBAL medicine has been practised for thousands of years. It offers hope for conditions as varied as the common cold, depression and Alzheimer#8217;s disease. As more and more research and clinical studies become available, increasing numbers of health care professionals are beginning to recommend herbal treatments for their patients.

Health 27 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Choosing your health supplement

There is a growing trend to consume health and nutritional supplements to maintain health and general wellbeing. For a person who has never taken health supplements before, it's not uncommon to be confused by the wide range and variety of health products available on the shelves in a pharmacy or Chinese medical hall.

Nation 01 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Government orders recall of 346 health products

The Health Ministry has ordered the recall of 346 health products and supplements with immediate effect following the licence suspension of Australia#8217;s largest contract manufacturer of such products #8211; Pan Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Health 11 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Registration works

To know if health supplements have been registered with the DCA, it should have registration numbers that start with PBKD or MAL printed on its label.

Health 11 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Essence of quality control

What is involved in manufacturing herbal supplement?s HOOI YOU CHING looks at the issue in light of the recall of health supplements in Malaysia manufactured and supplied by Pan Pharmaceuticals Limited.

Health 11 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Possible loopholes

Unlike pharmaceutical products which usually contain a single active entity, herbal products contain a complex mixture of ingredients, many of which have not even been identified.

Health 25 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Herbal law

Herbal and nutritional supplements feature a broad range of numerous different food and medicinal products. With so much at stake and so much diversity in regulation, there is a need for some form of control, at least in terms of quality and safety, if not efficacy.