Saturday, August 28, 2010

China Drug Watchdog Slams Propolis Claims on Blood Sugar

China's Drug Watchdog Exposes Misleading Health Advertisements

BEIJING, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- China's drug watchdog Friday published the names of six health products that allegedly used deceptive or exaggerated advertising.

All the products, capsules with ingredients such as propolis, ginseng and other herbs, misleadingly claimed to lower the blood sugar levels, said the State Food and Drug Administration.

The products were Houde Propolis Capsule, Lvhai Compound Propolis Capsule, Nuoer Yangzhengtang Capsule, Baibang Propolis and Ginseng Capsule, Zhongbao Pingtang Capsule and Jinxiong Cangxiong Capsule.

A circular from the SFDA said the advertisements lied about or exaggerated the efficacy of the products and used fictional consumers in promotions…

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