KUWAIT CITY, Mar 11: The Assistant Undersecretary for Drug and Food Control Affairs, Dr. Abdullah Al-Badr stated that a company supplying cosmetics creams and injections in Hawally was caught refilling the creams, packing with original packages and selling them to clinics and pharmacies which included Botox injections and some unregistered drugs. This is in violation of the Law regulating the profession of pharmacy and drug circulation No. 28 of 1996.
Al-Badr said in a press statement that this came after a team of inspectors from the Drug Inspection Department followed up on the sources of some items not registered in the Ministry of Health, which are being seized in many private clinics, especially cosmetic surgery clinics, where the team with cooperation of Ministry of Commerce was able to track them.
Sources said that there are quantities of cortisone in the form of a powder coming from China and that it is not registered with the Ministry of Health and it is believed that it is mixed with other materials and sold without knowing its ingredients.
Al-Badr noted that large quantities of empty packages and paper boxes printed in local presses in Kuwait were also seized which was meant for refilling into them and to be sold. Company has been referred to public prosecution.