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February 27, 2007

Sale Of “Kintop” Slimming Capsules Suspended Immediately

Filed under: Uncategorized — malaysianmedicine @ 8:26 am

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 (Bernama) — The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) has suspended the sale of slimming product “Kintop Capsules” until the Ministry of Health confirmed that it is safe for public consumption.
Its secretary-general Mohd Zain Mohd Dom said the ministry in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and local authorities would be checking and monitoring outlets nationwide to prevent its sale.
“The suspension and cancellation of this product is effective immediately,” Mohd Zain said in a statement, here Monday.
The Health Ministry had cancelled registration of the same product in Aug last year for containing “Sibutramine”, a poison that can give serious side-effects to the blood pressure and cardiovascular.
Possession of the product for sale is an offence under the Drug and Cosmetic Regulations 1984 and first offenders can be fined, jailed three years or both.
For subsequent offences, the fines could reach RM50,000 or five years jail or both.
Mohd Zain urged the public to cooperate by reporting to the ministry should they find shops selling the slimming product.
The report can be made by calling the toll free line 1-800-886-800 or made online at http://e-aduan.kpdnhep.gov.my or at any ministry office.

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