FDA warns public from buying ‘unregistered’ drug products

Philippine Tribune
Philippine Tribune

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning on Thursday, Oct. 5, regarding the purchase and use of five unregistered products that have not gone through its review process.

The unregistered products include “Angel’s Flo Ethyl Alcohol 70% Solution,” “Lifepro Skin Care Herbal Care for Skin Derma,” “Extra Strength Methyl Salicylate + Camphor + Menthol Mega Plus 120 ml,” “Methylsalicylate Menthol + Camphor Carlrica® Tanglad Liniment Oil 60 ml,” and “Methyl Salicylate + Camphor + Menthol + Herbal Extract Power Lab Pito Pito Plus Herbal Liniment Oil Super Strength 60 ml.”

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The FDA verified through online monitoring or post-marketing surveillance that these products are “not registered” and that no corresponding Certificate of Product Registration (CPR) has been issued.

Under Republic Act No. 9711, otherwise known as the “Food and Drug Administration Act of 2009,” the FDA reiterated that the manufacture, importation, exportation, sale, offering for sale, distribution, transfer, non-consumer use, promotion, advertising, or sponsorship of health products without the proper authorization is prohibited.

Since these drug products did not undergo the FDA’s evaluation process, the agency said it cannot ensure its quality and safety.

Meanwhile, the FDA has also warned all concerned establishments not to distribute, advertise, or sell these “violative drug products” until they obtain the required Product Notification Certificate. (Zekinah Elize Espina)

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