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Health services advertisement

Health services advertisement in print media, electronic and social network normally will promote health check-up services, pathology services, beauty services, therapy machines, eye treatments and others. However, there are times where the advertisement is linked with testimony before-after visual effect which is the common approach used by the advertiser, with …

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Handling of product complaints

Definition of Product Complaints Product complaints are complaints received the Pharmacy Enforcement Division regarding medicinal products in Malaysia and also matters related to the pharmacy enforcement activities. These complaints do not include complaints about the services by the pharmacy enforcement officers. For each of the product complaint received, a confirmation …

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Abuse of ketum leaves

What Are Ketum Leaves? Ketum Tree Ketum leaves (scientific name: Mitragyna speciosa) comes from the ketum tree which is a plant of the family Rubiaceae and is found abundant in the northern states as well as the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It thrives in moist soil with high humus …

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The truth about maajun/jamu

Introduction All pharmaceutical products in Malaysia including traditional medicines and health supplements must be registered with the Drug Control Authority, Ministry of Health Malaysia prior to being marketed to consumers. All registered product are given a unique registration number starting with the word ‘MAL’ followed by an 8 digit no. …

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Counterfeit medicines


Introduction Counterfeit medicines are found everywhere in the world ranging from random mixtures of harmful toxic substances to inactive and ineffective preparations. Some contain a declared, active ingredient and look so similar to the genuine product that they deceive health professionals as well as patients. But in every case, the …

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