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Nation 28 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

GSK updates Ministry on Avandia

PETALING JAYA: GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Pharmaceutical Sdn Bhd has updated the Drug Control Authority of the Health Ministry on the decision taken by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the drug Avandia.

Nation 04 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Latest malaria drug may be available in government hospitals in January

KUALA LUMPUR: The latest malaria combination drug treatment approved by the World Health Organisation will enable patients to reduce the treatment period to three days from the present 14 days.

Letters 02 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Generics undergo stringent evaluation

From DATUK EISAH A. RAHMAN, Senior Director of Pharmaceutical Services, Ministry of Health Malaysia

Nation 14 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

Ministry bans sale of two cosmetic products

PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry has ordered an immediate halt to the sale of two cosmetic products manufactured in Ireland that have been found to contain scheduled poisons.

Nation 05 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM

Products found with poisonous content

Two products - Bionex and Ju Purt Jen Chin Yen (Cap Fuu Cheng) - have had their registration cancelled by the Drug Control Authority (DCA) after traces of scheduled poisons were discovered in them.

Nation 20 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM

Traditional product ‘Pao Ni Kang’ deregistered; contains poison

KUALA LUMPUR: The Drug Control Authority (DCA) has cancelled the registration of the traditional product "Pao Ni Kang" because it contains the scheduled poison "Repaglinide", Director-General of Health Datuk Seri Dr Hasan Abdul Rahman said on Friday.

Nation 13 Feb 2019 | 6:30 AM

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 20 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

Caution on traditional nasal spray

PETALING JAYA: The public is advised to avoid buying and using a traditional product - 357 Nasal Spray - for nasal congestion following the Drug Control Authority's (DCA) decision to cancel its registration on April 29.

Nation 13 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM

Order to remove products with sibutramine off the shelves

KUALA LUMPUR: The Drug Control Authority has issued orders to remove health products containing sibutramine from the market, as it was found to increase the risk of adverse cardiovascular effects such as heart attack and stroke.

Nation 09 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM

Cough and cold medicines for children to be limited

PETALING JAYA: The Drug Control Authority has decided to limit the use of cough and cold products in children due to safety and efficacy concerns.