Ban on way
Sep 29, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The Health Ministry yesterday decided to ban all types of unregistered herbal medicines that are available in the market on the directive of Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena. Most of these medicines are advertised in newspapers. The health authorities are not aware of their composition, efficacy and after effects.
This decision was arrived at a meeting with the officials of National Drug and Cosmetic Devices Authority at the Ministry premises yesterday. The Authority pointed out that the Act under which the Authority was formed does not have provisions to deal with such products.
According to a Ministry spokesman, a number of such items have already been sent to Ayurvedic Medicinal Laboratory in Navinna as they carry a herbal medicine tag.