Thailand – Classification Of Controlled Cosmetic Products

The Thailand Cosmetic Act protects consumers of cosmetics and categorizes cosmetics into specially controlled designations. According to the Cosmetic Act of 1992, the focus of the regulation has been changed from pre-marketing activities to post-marketing activities, originating from the perception that  utilisation of technical requirements and practice of good manufacturing guidelines ensures quality of cosmetic […]

Biosafety Act 2007 and Genetic Modified Organisms Products in Malaysia

Malaysia recognizes the twin aspects of modern biotechnology being the great potential offered by modern biotechnology and the need to protect human health and the environment from the possible adverse effects of biotechnology products. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are produced via Genetic Modification (GM) technology are one of the main products from biotechnology. These organisms […]

The on going battle against counterfeit anti-malaria drugs in South East Asia

In February this year, it was revealed that the International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) with the help of scientists and health workers from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Wellcome-Trust University of Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Programme, and the co-operation of Chinese authorities have uncovered a massive counterfeit anti- malaria drug syndicate, based in southern […]

Malaysia War against Counterfeit Medicine

Introduction A counterfeit medicine as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) “is one which is deliberately and fraudulently mislabeled with respect to identity and/or source. Counterfeiting can apply to both branded and generic products and counterfeit products may include products with the correct ingredients, wrong ingredients, without active ingredients, with incorrect quantity of active […]

Malaysia Enforces Pharmaceutical Labeling

Malaysia puts country’s healthcare industry as one of its top priorities, and continually implements new policies to ensure that the medical sector continue progressing and at the same time to ensure that its people receive the best medical treatment available. Pharmaceuticals are regulated by the Drug Control Authority (DCA) in Malaysia, under the Control of […]