Khamis, 19 Februari 2009

Public warning on three slimming products- Malaysiakini

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

KUALA LUMPUR: The public is advised to stop the sale, distribution and use of the slimming products Slimway Herbs, BMI9 Xylimming Day Capsule and BMI9 Xylimming Night Capsule with immediate effect as they have been found to contain the scheduled poison "Sibutramine".
The Health Ministry's Pharmaceutical Services Division director Eishah A. Rahman said the use of these herbal products without supervision by doctors could lead to adverse effects like high blood pressure and other cardiovascular complications."Medicine containing 'Sibutramine' can only be issued by doctors or obtained with a doctor's prescription at pharmacies," she said in a statement on Wednesday.
She said the registration of the products had been revoked by the Drug Control Authrority following the detection of "Sibutramine" in them and that now it was an offence under the Drug Control and Cosmetics Regulations 1984 to be in possession or involved in the sale or distribution of the products.First time offenders can be fined a maximum of RM25,000 or jailed not more than three years or both while the punishment for subsequent offences is fine not exceeding RM50,000 or jail up to five years or both.Companies violating the ban can be fined a maximum of RM50,000 for the first offence and a maximum of RM100,000 for each subsequent offence. - Bernama

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