Thursday, July 30, 2009

Six more brands of traditional medicine banned

by Pho Zaw
Thursday, 30 July 2009 19:58

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) - With six more brands of traditional medicines declared unfit for use by the Ministry of Health, the number of banned traditional medicines have risen to 22 in Burma.

The state-run New Light of Myanmar newspaper on Thursday declared six types of traditional medicines unfit for use since these have not been registered.

The medicines have reportedly been produced in Shan State’s capital Taunggyi, Southern Shan State’s Pintaya town, Innlay Lake, Rangoon’s North Dagon Myothit, and Rangoon’s South Okklapah Townships.

The newspaper quoted the Director of the Department of Traditional Medicine as saying that these brands have been declared unfit for use as “they have not registered” with the department.

Earlier in May, the Department of Traditional Medicine declared 16 brands unfit to be used as they failed to register with the department.