CONSUMERS are urged to be cautious of pantyliners claiming health benefits as these claims must still be authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
On their official statement, FDA said there had been a lot of pantyliners claiming to relieve tension, reduce irritation, release negative ions, and prevent or cure disease and infection including UTI, myoma, vaginal odor, and hormonal imbalance among others.
“While as a general rule, pantyliners are not required to seek proper authorization from the FDA, pantyliners with health claims, require such authorization. The sale/marketing of such unregistered product constitutes violation of Section 10 of Republic Act No. 9711 otherwise known as the Food and Drug Administration Act of 2009,” read FDA’s official statement.
Deceptive advertisement of these pantyliners violates Republic Act No. 7394, or the Consumer Act of Philippines of 1992.
They further advised the consumers to be vigilant and to observe precautionary measures when buying unregistered pantyliners with health claims as they can be deceptive and misleading.
Published in the SunStar Davao newspaper on December 30, 2017.
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