KUALA LUMPUR — Feb. 13, 2019: The National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) has made clear that it has never approved any herbal product claiming to prevent or cure dengue fever, Zika or the Chikungunya infection.
The clarification follows public complaints to the health ministry on such herbal products that were advertised through the social media.
Health Service Director-General, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah, said in a statement that all advertisements on products registered with the NPRA first needs approval from the Medicine Advertisement Board.
Besides taking preventive measures against dengue, the ministry also advises people to immediately seek treatment if they have symptoms of dengue.
Any information on dubious medicinal products can be channelled to the NPRA via https://www.npra.gov.my/index.php/public-enquiry-complaints/contactus, by calling 03-7883 5400 or by emailing to email@example.com. — Bernama