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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns all concerned healthcare professionals and the public against the purchase and use of the unregistered medical device:

  1. Coralite Bandage with Non-Stick Pad

The FDA verified through post-marketing surveillance that the abovementioned medical device are not registered and the Certificate of Product Registration (CPR) has not yet been issued. Pursuant to the 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, non-consumer use, promotion, advertising or sponsorship of health products without the proper authorization from FDA is prohibited.

Since these unregistered medical device has not gone through evaluation and testing process of the FDA, the agency cannot assure its quality and safety.

In light of the foregoing, the public is hereby advised not to purchase this violative product in the market.

All concerned establishments are warned not to distribute, advertise, or sell the said violative medical device until CPR is issued, otherwise, regulatory actions and sanctions shall be strictly pursued.

All FDA Field Officers and Regulatory Enforcement Unit in coordination with law enforcement agencies and Local Government Unit are requested to ensure that this product is not sold or made available in their localities or areas or jurisdiction.

The Bureau of Customs is urged to retrain the entry of this unregistered product.

For more information and inquiries, kindly contact the FDA Center for Device Regulation, Radiation Health and Research through e-mail at cdrrhr@fda.gov.ph, or call (02) 857-1900 loc. 8301.

To report any sale or distribution of unregistered medical device, the online reporting facility, eReport can be accessed at www.fda.gov.ph/ereport

Dissemination of this advisory to all concerned is hereby requested.

Attachment-> : FDA Advisory No.2019-196