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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns all healthcare professionals and the general public NOT TO PURCHASE AND USE the banned medical device product:


The FDA verified through post-marketing surveillance that the above mentioned product is a banned medical device. Pursuant to the FDA Advisory No. 2017-180 and FDA Memorandum 2017-016, effective 01 January 2019, the importation, distribution, manufacture, storage, and use of: 1. Powdered Surgeon’s Gloves; 2. Powdered Patient Examination Gloves; and 3. Absorbable Powder for Lubricating a Surgeon’s Glove are prohibited and are considered as a direct violation to Republic Act No. 9711, otherwise known as the “Food and Drug Administration Act of 2009”.

All Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and Local Government Units (LGUs) are requested to ensure that this product is not sold or made available in the market or areas of jurisdiction.

The Bureau of Customs is urged to restrain the entry of this banned medical device product.

For more information and inquiries about this advisory, kindly contact the FDA CDRRHR through e-mail at [email protected] indicating on the subject the concerned Advisory, or call (02) 8857-1900 loc. 8301.                                                            

To report any sale or distribution of unregistered medical device, contact the online reporting facility eReport through e-mail at [email protected].

Dissemination of this advisory to all concerned is hereby requested.