The Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) has said Superlife Total Care (STC30) has not been registered with the Authority and is therefore illegal.
STC30 is herbal medicine trending on social media and its promoters claim that it cures almost every other disease and condition.
In a statement, MCAZ Acting Director General Richard Rukwata said STC 30 has not been approved for sale in Zimbabwe and members of the public should avoid buying the product.
The Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe is the regulator mandated to safeguard the safety of public and animal health. Said Rukwata:
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 have not been proven. Members of the public are encouraged to buy medicines from registered premises and persons. These lists can be found on the online register found on our website.
Rukwata warned that those marketing and distributing STC30 are breaking the law. He said:
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 the perpetrators of these criminal acts.