KUALA LUMPUR, June 24- More than 7,000 types of fake medicine, worth RM15 million, have been confiscated by health authorities in the federal capital over the past five years.
Deputy director of enforcement, Pharmaceutical Services Division of the Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory Health Department, Rosnaini Kamaruddin, said some of 7,468 medicines were not registered and contaminated with prohibited items, like steroid.
“They include modern and traditional medicine, including from outside the country, and most of them are cosmetic products, like for skin whitening and slimming,” she told reporters when met at the “Ahlan Ramadan” Carnival at the Al-Ikhlasiah Mosque, Pantai Dalam here today.
She said the medicines were seized from various premises at Lebuh Pudu, Kampung Baru, Jalan Raja Bot and Chow Kit.
Rosnani advised the public to exercise caution when buying medicines and to ensure that they had the Health Ministry’s registration number and security hologram labels.