Medicines and medical devices regulator, the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) says Superlife Total Care (STC30), a trending herbal medicine on social media, is illegal for it has not been registered with the Authority.
Health Times’ Kudakwashe Pembere reports that STC30 is touted to cure almost every other disease and condition.
In a statement, MCAZ Acting Director General Mr Richard Rukwata said as a Regulator mandated to safeguard the safety of public and animal health, STC 30 does not have regulatory approval to be on sale in Zimbabwe.
He said STC30 and other herbal products claiming to be registered with the Authority are not found on their register. https://onlineservices.mcaz.co.zw/onlineregister/frmCompsRegister.aspx. Reads the statement:
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. These lists can be found on the online register found on our website htms://onlineservices.mcaz.co.zw/onlineregisterformPersonsRegister.aspx.
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.