New Regulations for Pharmaceutical Products in Malaysia

Both local and foreign drug manufacturers will have to obtain pre-market approval with stringent testing to be certified fit for sale. Manufacturers must submit a document listing the benefits and function of the drug, including ingredients.

Malaysia’s Health Ministry Food Safety and Quality Control division has said that drugs will not be allowed on the shelves until they meet these requirements.

In addition, approved drugs will receive a serial number for easy tracking. Drugs will also require proper labeling and no false advertising with exaggerated will be allowed. The Health Ministry will also not allow any products claiming to be recommended for those with cancer, kidney problems, diabetes, and hypertension without proper scientific support.

Malaysia plans to implement this system in stages.