The public has been advised to avoid consuming counterfeit coffee and MADURA health supplements and weight loss medicine Caroline and joint medicine OSTO, as some of these products have failed to pass quality checks and some are counterfeit products that can cause ill effects leading to possible death.
A Ministry of Health press release analysed the quality of health supplement and coffee MADURA, produced in Thailand and found that these products contained modern medicine Sildenafil, which is used to boost male sexuality. This medicine can cause death from heart attack.
For this reason, the Ministry requires the Department of Drugs, relevant capital and provincial authorities and green health Facebook account owner to recall the counterfeit products of MADURA for immediate destruction.
The ministry also warns that “If the account owner or any individual does not collect or recall these fake products and continue to import, sell or distribute will be punished in accordance to law on drug management.”
Deputy Director of the Regulatory Office of the Health Ministry’s Drugs, Food, Medical Equipment and Cosmetics Department Hean Kimseat said that counterfeit pharmaceutical product MADURA was imported into Cambodia without a specific source, advertised and distributed via Facebook account Green Health.
He said: “Coffee and health supplement have no proper imported company and are not available at pharmacies or medicine selling stores, which also sell online. We don’t know the identity of owner whom we are looking for.”