Marketing Unregistered Medicinal Products Illegal: MCAZ

The Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) says a herbal medicine trending on social media, is illegal for it has not been registered with the Authority.

Superlife Total Care (STC30) has been trending on social media with marketers claiming the herbs rejuvenate and restore sick cells among other functions.

In a statement, MCAZ Acting Director General Richard Rukwata the herbal medicine does not have regulatory approval to be on sale in Zimbabwe.

“Superlife Total Care (STC30) and many similar products with their numerous medicinal and health claims make them registrable products. However. STC30 is currently not registered and not approved for sale in Zimbabwe. As the Authority we have noted the continued advertising and marketing of STC30 products especially on social media.

“We urge members of the public to desist from buying such products which have not gone through any clinical trials and therefore their safety and efficacy has not been proven. Members of the public are encouraged to buy medicines from registered premises and person.

“The continued marketing and advertising of such unregistered “medicinal” products is not only an act of criminality but also puts the lives of the citizens at risk. As the Authority responsible for protecting public and animal health, MCAZ enforces adherence to standards by manufacturers and distributors and will exercise its statutory mandate against these perpetrators of these criminal acts,” said Rukwata

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