23 Feb '11, 10am

Don't buy these 'traditional medicines', says HSA

Don't buy these 'traditional medicines', says HSA

SINGAPORE: The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has warned the public against taking three health products that are "sold under the disguise of traditional medicines". These are: Majun Dua Istimewa, Raja Maajun-Jerat Dan Seret Angin and Horkut Chooi Foong Hor Lok Tan. HSA said analytical tests conducted by its pharmaceutical laboratory showed the products contain various "undeclared potent western medicines". Health products that contain undeclared western medicines are considered illegal products. It added that such products are dangerous and harmful to health as they are made under poor manufacturing conditions with no proper quality controls or professional oversight. These products can cause serious side effects. HSA said it conducted in-depth investigations after receiving reports of side effects in consumers. It said it found dexamethasone, a type of steroid drug, in ...

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