FDA Advisory No. 2017-323
Public Health Warning Against False, Deceptive and Misleading Health Claims of Pantyliners
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has observed the proliferation of pantyliners with health claims e.g. relieves tension, reduces irritation, prevents/cures diseases/infection such as UTI, Myoma, vaginal odor, hormonal imbalance etc., and releases negative ions.
While, as a general rule, pantyliners are not required to seek proper authorization from the FDA, pantyliners with health claims, require such authorization. The sale/marketing of such unregistered product constitutes violation of Section 10 of Republic Act No. 9711 otherwise known as the Food and Drug Administration Act of 2009.
On the other hand, the false, deceptive and misleading advertisement of these pantyliners, constitutes violation of Title III, Chapter I of Republic Act No. 7394, otherwise known as the Consumer Act of the Philippines of 1992.
The public is thus advised to be vigilant and observe precautionary measures in purchasing unregistered pantyliners with health claims, and pantyliners with false, deceptive and misleading health claims.
Dissemination of the information to all concerned is requested.