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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises the general public against purchasing products from unlicensed company, Uplus Corporation, located at 430 Celery Road Building 4, FTI Complex, Taguig City.

Following R.A. No. 3720, as amended by R.A. No. 9711, and pursuant to the Administrative Order 2016-0003, all establishment that imports and sell medical device shall secure appropriate License to Operate (LTO) from FDA prior to engaging such activities. The issuance of LTO is a proof that the establishment is legitimate and complies with good distribution practices.

In view of these reports, FDA warns the public against purchasing from unauthorized distributors. Consumers availing products from these unauthorized distributors are at risk of buying counterfeit products.

To determine whether an establishment is licensed with the FDA, kindly validate with the FDA website. Just type in the name of the establishment in the search box (upper right corner).

The FDA has already initiated the conduct of investigation on the proliferation of medical devices being sold or offered for sale from unauthorized distributors.

All Local Government Units (LGUs) and Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) are requested to ensure that products from this distributor are not sold or made available in their localities or areas of jurisdiction.

For more information and inquiries, please e-mail us at [email protected] / [email protected] or call us at the Center for Device Regulation, Radiation Health and Research (CDRRHR) hotline (02) 857-1900 local 8301

Dissemination of the information to all concerned is requested.

FDA Advisory No. 2019-040