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Beauty products or cosmetics?

Cosmetic products are commonly referred to makeup products such as blushers, eye shadows and lipsticks to make someone look beautiful. For regulatory control purposes , cosmetic products are defined as “any substance or preparation intended to be placed in contact with various external parts of the human body (epidermis, hair system, nails, lips and external genital organs) or with teeth and the mucous membranes of the oral cavity, with a view exclusively or mainly to cleaning them, perfuming them, changing their appearance and/or correcting body odors and/or protecting them or keeping them in good condition.” Hence, cosmetic products are not only limited to lipsticks or compact powders but also personal care products such as soaps, shampoos and oral care products.

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Slimming Pills

Introduction Slimming pills (or diet pills) and weight loss products can be sold as over-the-counter (OTC) medicines or available as prescription medicines. Most of the OTC diet pills or weight loss products make claims that they are effective but their claims are not backed-up by scientific evidence. In fact, these …

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Antidiabetic Medicines and Pregnancy

Insulin, is a type of natural hormone in the body that helps to regulate sugar level in the blood. Approximately 7% of women who are pregnant may develop a condition known as gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) during their pregnancies. In these pregnant women who are having GDM, the placenta produces hormones that can impair the action of insulin.

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Tranexamic Acid

The use of Tranexamic Acid is to prevent and control excessive bleeding after undergoing a specific procedure or surgery; especially in patients who have high risks of bleeding. These are patients who are suffering from hemophilia; a kind of genetic disease that causes the sufferer to have blood clotting abnormality.

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