Public Urged Not To Consume Health Product With Western Drug Ingredients

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Hong Kong Department of Health called on members of the public not to buy or use a brand of health product called Heng Tong Jiangtangning Jiaonang.

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Th product was found to have contained undeclared western drug ingredients that may cause side effects.

The appeal followed investigations by the department into a report by the Hospital Authority concerning the product. A 82-year-old woman, who developed low blood sugar level after taking the product, was admitted to Tseung Kwan O Hospial on May 5. She recovered and was discharged from hospital on May 7. The product was prescribed by a local listed Chinese medicine practitioner and imported from the Mainland.

A department spokesman said that samples of the product taken for laboratory tests were found to have contained western drug ingredients

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