Dubai: Kuwait’s Ministry of Health (MoH) announced today that it had seized a large number of unauthenticated pharmaceutical preparations in one of the perfumery stores in Sabah Al Salem area during an inspection visit, Al Anba daily reported.
A team of pharmacists from the Medicines Inspection Department inspected the perfumery. The pharmacist Inspector, Walid Hammoud said those quantities of ointment seized are used as a skin whitener for women and were obtained from an unknown source without any purchase invoices.
AXE Brand products used to help relieve symptoms of colds were also seized in addition to body and abdominal pain killers, which was also imported from an unknown source.
The pharmacist Inspector Abdul Rahman Al Shammari said that other medical products seized include the Sudocrem product used in treating skin conditions such as rashes, burns, dry skin, as well as Greenson paint used in the treatment of hemorrhoids, burns, acne and dehydration the skin.
He added that all of these preparations are available in the store without invoices, indicating that there is no evidence to ensure their safety and the correctness of their ingredients. The sellers showed that they were not aware of the sources of these products and that they were sold to customers on an ongoing basis.