MOH Withdraws Fake Herbal Medications

The Ministry of Health (MOH), represented

by the Directorate-General of Pharmaceutical Affairs & Drug Control

(DGPADC) issued a circular to withdraw four herbal medicines

products from the local market according to the periodical inspection

visits to the private pharmacies.

The drugs mentioned in the circular included Shark Extract Tablets,

Vimax Capsules, Kamagra Oral Jelly and Dragon’s Delay Spray.

Dr. Mohammed bin Hamdan al-Rubai, DGPADC Director General

said: “These herbal medicines products were entered to the Sultanate

through informal way for the purpose of financial profit without any

regard to the human health and without the approval of the concerned

Department in the Directorate, which is contrary to the procedures

followed in this regard, as none of these products were registered in

the Ministry and therefore it is not allowed to enter and to be sold in the

Sultanate”.

He also added that the laboratory tests performed for these

products have proved that they contain chemicals substances without

mentioning that in the formulation or in the leaflets attached to the

product, which was considered as a commercial fraud since the

manufacturers clearly mention that those products are natural herbal

products. In addition, the substance added to those products is the

sildenafil “the active ingredient in Viagra that used for the treatment

erectile dysfunction”.

Source: Oman news Agency