FDA Advisory No. 2017-182
Public Health Warning Against the Purchase and Use of the Unregistered Drug Product “Dok Apo Better Vision 15 mL”
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises the public against the purchase and use of the unregistered drug product Dok Apo Better Vision 15 mL:
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) post-marketing surveillance (PMS) activities have verified that the abovementioned drug product has not gone through the registration process of the agency and has not been issued with proper authorization in the form of Certificate of Product Registration.
Pursuant to Republic Act No. 9711, otherwise known as the “Food and Drug Administration Act of 2009”, the manufacture, importation, exportation, sale, offering for sale, distribution, transfer, promotion, advertising or sponsorship of health products without proper authorization from FDA is prohibited.
Accordingly, since this unregistered drug product has not gone through evaluation and testing process of the FDA, the agency cannot guarantee its quality and safety. The use of such violative product may pose potential health hazards.
In light of the above, the public is advised not to purchase the aforementioned violative product and to be vigilant against drug products that might not be duly registered with the FDA. Always check if a drug product has been registered with the FDA before purchasing it by making use of the embedded Search feature of the FDA website accessible at www.fda.gov.ph. You may also look for the FDA Registration number on the product label.
All concerned establishments and/or entities are warned not to distribute the above-identified violative drug product until it has already been covered by the appropriate authorization, otherwise, regulatory actions and sanctions shall be strictly pursued.
All Local Government Units (LGUs) and Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) are requested to ensure that this product is not sold or made available in their localities or areas of jurisdiction.
Dissemination of the information to all concerned is requested.