QUOTE(thkhong @ Jun 19 2008, 10:13 AM)
I just sourced a Health Supplement product that I can market for about half the price that is being sold over the counter. However, i noticed that each bottle has a KKM (Min. of Health) approval. I intend to import in bulk and repackaged here for sale. Nothing very much, just to keep myself going. In times like this, I try to source the lowest price so that people need not buy the product at exhorbitant prices.
Can someone pl. advise me how to go about doing this. I am no pharmacist but a retired person who sourced things out as his hobby. If we find a good product, we try to market and share the benefits of a lower price. Thats all.
I have done this with my raw honey which thanks to LYN I have been quite successful in my education program. If this product lifts of, I intend to do the same as the honey.
Hope anyone out there can give me the appropriate advise.
I hope i can help with this.
1st of all....any health supplement products requires KKM approval.
So, you actually needs to send your sample to Biro Pengawalan Farmaseutikal Kebangsaan (BPFK) at Jalan Universiti, PJ.
At the same time you will need to provide necessary documentation on the ingredients & products as well.
Once you got it registered...you will be given a registration number like : MAL200820125TC
if it ends with "T" it is for traditional medicine
"X" for supplement/over-the-counter product
"A" is for pharmacy item...poison item
You will also needs to get the hologram for your product before you market it.
So, I would strongly advised you to go personally to BPFK to consult with the officers there. They will tell you what you need to do.
Remember, selling unregistered products is a legal offence which can result in you being charge under the Sales of Drugs Act 1952, that carrries a fine of RM25,000.
There are a lot of products out there that just put a label of "Approve by KKM", but without the MAL number or the hologram. These products are mostly not registered.
Go to the website to find more info... www.pharmacy.gov.my
QUOTE(tinkerbel @ Jun 19 2008, 10:14 AM)
The product will need a KKLIU license.
FYI...KKLIU license is not for product registration
KKLIU actually stands for Kementerian Kesihatan Lembaga Iklan Ubat.
They are actually approval for advertisement.
Health products requires special approval to advertise their products in the media, as most of them always carries a lot of claims (eg. "can cure diabetes, prevent cancer", etc) that can be misleading to the public.
So, if you plan to advertise your product in any form of advertisement media (pamphlet, brochure, flyers, printing media, tv, billboards) all of them need to get approval from Lembaga Iklan Ubat.
Their office is same as BPFK, which is in Jalan Universiti as well.
You will need to bring your advertisement work art together.
The control of advertisement of health products are spell out in Medicines (advertisement & sale) Act 1956.
So they actually states things that u cannot advertise.