3 health products have been found to be adulterated with undeclared, potent medicine. The finding was a result of tests carried out by the Laboratory of the Pharmacy Section, Ministry of Health.

The products are Madam Kate Detox Capsule; Lorenxo Delicious Pure Chocolate Tablet 1000 milligrams; and Vigra Pills 6800 milligrams. The said products can cause adverse effects that are potentially hazardous to the people using them. 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 the country.

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

For more information, contact the Compliance and Licensing Section at 2393298 extension 208 or Talian Darussalam 123, send an e-mail to pharmacy.enforcement@moh.gov.bn or meet directly with Compliance and Licensing officers at first floor of Department of Pharmaceutical Services’ in KampungMadaras.

Source: Radio Television Brunei