23 Feb '11, 9am

Three health products, masked as traditional medicines, have been found to contain potentially harmful ingredients.

Three health products, masked as traditional medicines, have been found to contain potentially harmful ingredients.

Majun Dua Istimewa -- PHOTOS: HSA MASKED as traditional medicines, three health products have been found by the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) to contain potentially harmful ingredients. The three products, Majun Dua Istimewa, Raja Maajun-Jerat Dan Seret Angin and Horkut Chooi Foong Hor Lok Tan, contain various undeclared potent western medicines. The three health products are: 1) Majun Dua Istimewa: Malay traditional medicine packaged in small white plastic containers containing bean-shaped tablets. The product label claims that it can be used to treat general weakness, numbness of the leg and pain. Western Medicines Detected: Dexamethasone 2)Raja Maajun-Jerat Dan Seret Angin: Malay traditional medicine packaged in clear plastic containers containing black pills. The product label claims that it can treat pains, body weakness, tension, cramps and rheumatism. Western Medi...

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