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Unregistered Chinese medicines recalled

August 02, 2014

The Department of Health endorsed the Hong-Kai Pharmaceuticals to voluntarily recall from consumers 59 proprietary Chinese medicines that are suspected to be unregistered with the Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong.


The recall followed the department's investigation into a public complaint related to the medicines. The concerned medicines were found at two Chinese medicine clinics run by Hong Kai, Hong-Kai Chinese Medicine Clinic (Kwun Tong) and Hong-Kai Chinese Medicine Clinic (Whampoa) Limited.


According to the medicines' labels, the products were made in Taiwan. The two clinics' Chinese medicine practitioners prescribed the medicines to their clients. So far, no evidence shows that Hong Kai has distributed the medicines to other clinics or retailers.


The department urges the public who have obtained the unregistered medicines to stop using them immediately and submit the products to the Chinese Medicine Division of the Department of Health at 16/F, AIA Kowloon Tower, Landmark East, 100 How Ming Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon during office hours for disposal.


Click here for the list of registered proprietary Chinese medicines.