DUBAI: The Ministry of Health (MoH) has warned locals and residents not to respond to the health and beauty products that are displayed through BlackBerry, internet blogs and other social networking methods.
Dr Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Medical Practices and Licences, stated that the health advertisement department follows up and adjusts any health service ads or therapeutic medicines that are unlicensed or registered in the UAE in accordance with the regulations and rules.
He noted that as part of the department's efforts to control any health misleading or false ads that have nothing to do with correct and medical practices, the competent authorities investigate any complaints received from the public when exposed to such unregistered ads.
Amiri said: "The Ministry of Health had received reports that some people advertise for weight reduction products and other medicines that treat certain diseases or increase sexual abilities through blackberries. Immediately, we contacted the competent authorities to take the necessary measures against offenders who the health rules and pose public to health hazards."
It is noted that the health advertisement department had seized the text messages through the blackberry, which promotes for weight reduction and skin whitening products composed of intravenous injections from an unknown sources.