FDA warns use of ‘Power Drops’-A A +A
Friday, July 11, 2014
THE Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned on Wednesday the public against the use of an unregistered product named "Power Drops".
Based on FDA Advisory 2014-053-A, the public should avoid using the said product since it could pose threats to one's health.
"The FDA warns the public that the use of this unregistered product presents safety risks and adverse health consequences," said the FDA.
The health agency noted how the product is making false claims of being "good for: cataract, glaucoma, red eyes, teary eyes, ptyregium, myopia, prebyopia, nasal polyps, runny nose (sipon), ear infection (luga), oral thrush (singaw), toothache, tooth decay".
"The FDA registration and evaluation procedures ensure that all drug products comply with safety, efficacy and quality standards, and that these products are manufactured under the strict requirements of the code of Good Manufacturing Practice," said the FDA.
The health agency said the product is labeled to be manufactured by Living Power International Corporation, whose license is only as "food distributor/ importer/ exporter/ wholesaler" and not as a drug distributor.
The FDA, on the other hand, pointed that the label also bears the statement for food supplements: "No approved therapeutic claim", despite it being classified as a drug.
The FDA, then, strongly urged the public to use only FDA-registered health products to ensure its safety and efficacy.
"All consumers are advised to purchase and use only FDA-registered health products in FDA licensed establishment and to look for the FDA Registration number or DR number, when drug products are concerned," it said.
The FDA also requested the public to report to the agency continuous sales or distribution of unregistered health products. (HDT/Sunnex)