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Police bust factories: Used medical gloves resold and painkillers sold as herbal medicine



PHOTO: Line Today

Police busted 2 factories. The first allegedly produced medicine illegally, selling medicines containing steroids and painkillers as “herbal medicine.” The other was allegedly repackaging used medical gloves, boxing them up and making them look good as new.

In the herbal medicine bust, police seized 400,000 packages of what police say is “fake” herbal medicine under the brand name “Jindamanee.” Instead of herbs meant to relieve pain, the medicines have steroids and painkillers, police say.

Jinamanee herbal medicine has been on the market since 2017 and the products are popular with elderly people treating muscle aches, according to Pharmacist Supatra Bunserm. The pharmacist says long term use of the drugs can cause osteoporosis and gastritis.

Police say the products are worth more than 100,000 baht. Thai media did not report on who was arrested, but says the suspects face charges of producing and selling “fake” herbal medicine as well as producing and selling unregistered herbal medicine. The suspects face up to 3 years in prison and a fine up to 300,000 baht.

In the used rubber glove bust,  Police searched Pantyod Health Planet’s factory in Bangkok’s Nong Khaem district. Police say they seized over 900,000 pairs of used medical gloves worth nearly 10 million baht. Apparently, the used gloves were imported into Thailand and then repackaged in Bangkok. Along with being used, the gloves don’t meet government standards to be used in the medical field.

The company’s president Pantayod Akamornrapong was arrested for violating the Medical Device Act. The factory also isn’t registered. Police say the president faces a year in prison and a fine up to 300,000 baht.


SOURCE: Thai Residents


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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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