The Ministry of Health hereby inform members of the public to two types of health products which have been alerted through ASEAN Post-Marketing Alert System by Food and Drug Administration, Thailand. The affected products are found to be adulterated with undeclared, potent western medicine.

The affected health products are: Lyn FS - Three DTOX and Lyn Block Burn Break Build. Meanwhile, four types of health products which have been tested by the Pharmacy Section, Department of Scientific Services, Ministry of Health are found to be adulterated with undeclared, potent western medicines.

The affected health products are: Kuda Merah Kapsul Herba; Size Genix Extreme Size Booster 1577 milligram Capsule; Raja Super Resdong Kapsul; and Hoichun Zaizao Wan Capsule. The Ministry of Health has not issued any approval for the importation for the sale of these products. Following these findings, the products are not allowed to be imported and sold in Brunei Darussalam.

Members of the public involved in the retail of these products, including online retail such as through Facebook and others are hereby reminded that it is an offence under the Poisons Act 1956 to sell any product containing any substance controlled under the said Act and the penalty for such an offence upon conviction, is a fine of $8,000 or six months imprisonment. Furthermore, if a person commits an Act that amounts to such a degree of negligence so to endanger or be likely to endanger human life, then such person shall be guilty of an offence which carries a penalty of a fine of $16,000 and 12 months imprisonment.

For further information, the public may contact the Pharmacy Enforcement Section at 2393298 extension 208; send an e-mail to pharmacy.enforcement@moh.gov.bn; go directly to 1st Floor, Department of Pharmaceutical Services' Building, Kg. Madaras, Mukim Gadong A; OR call the Talian Darussalam 123.

Source: Radio Television Brunei