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Nation 19 Sep 2017 | 11:16 AM Premium

RM1.44mil in unregistered health products confiscated in Melaka this year

MELAKA: The Melaka Health Department has confiscated 562 unregistered health supplements, cosmetics and traditional preparations worth approximately RM1.44mil in the first eight months of the year.

Nation 03 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

Ministry warns of effects of Dengvaxia

PETALING JAYA: The world’s first dengue vaccine Dengvaxia may have negative long-term effects on those who have never had dengue infection, says Health Ministry director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Nation 07 Jul 2018 | 1:02 PM Premium

'Valsartan' hypertension meds not for use in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): 'Valsartan' hypertension medicines, which have been recalled in Britain, are not available in Malaysia, says Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Nation 09 Oct 2018 | 10:10 AM Premium

14 cosmetic products found to contain poison

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA), Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) is urging the public to refrain from buying and using 14 cosmetic products which had been found to contain scheduled poison.

Nation 14 Nov 2018 | 4:08 AM Premium

Proposed medicine price control mechanism now in early stages, says Health Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry is in the early stages in preparing a proposal to control the prices of medicines though the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011.

Nation 10 Dec 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

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.

Nation 16 Dec 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Evidence on medical marijuana still iffy

HEALTH experts are cautious about their stand on medical marijuana.

Nation 12 Feb 2019 | 8:46 AM Premium

Health Ministry revokes registration of traditional sex enhancement capsule

PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry and the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) has revoked the product registration of a traditional male sex enhancement capsule, as it contains a harmful scheduled poison, adding that it warned the public to stop taking or purchasing it.

Nation 13 Feb 2019 | 6:30 AM Premium

Health Ministry: No approval for products claiming to cure dengue, Zika

KUALA LUMPUR: The Drug Control Authority (DCA) has never approved any herbal products that claim to cure or prevent dengue, Zika or Chikungunya, says the Health Ministry.

Nation 14 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

Beware of products claiming to cure dengue, Chikungunya

KUALA LUMPUR: With the spike in dengue and Chikungunya cases, some people are advertising on social media products to “cure” the diseases.