Approximately JD50,000 of unregistered slimming injections seized - JFDA

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AMMAN — On Friday, the monitoring and inspection teams at the Jordan Food & Drug Administration (JFDA), in collaboration with the Royal Department for Environment Protection and anti-smuggling units, successfully seized a substantial quantity of unregistered slimming injections. These injections, illegally imported from a neighboring country, lacked official documentation with the authority.اضافة اعلان

JFDA Director General, Nizar Muhaidat, explained that the seized injections are valued at approximately JD50,000, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.

They were discovered inside a vehicle in Amman, neglecting the necessary transportation and refrigerated storage conditions required for such injections.

Muhaidat highlighted that these injections are electronically marketed and promoted through various social media pages. The source of these injections was identified and seized as part of targeted regulatory operations and continuous monitoring, involving periodic checks of advertisements for such drugs on social media by pharmaceutical inspectors in the Inspection and Control Department at the Directorate of Pharmaceuticals.

He further mentioned that the injections were confiscated and preserved for disposal following established procedures. Immediate measures were taken to transfer the electronic page promoting the injections to the Electronic Crimes Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department in the Public Security Directorate. The relevant individuals will be referred to the judiciary for legal action.

The JFDA urges the public to purchase medicines from reliable and designated places, such as pharmacies and hospitals, as they are regularly supervised and monitored by the administration's inspectors.

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