Statistics on registrations cancelled or withdrawn

In the last 5 years, the registrations of 1,486 products were cancelled or withdrawn.  This consisted of 131 (8.8%) prescription products, 404 (27.2%) OTC products and 951 (64%) traditional medicinal products (Table 24).  The cancellation of registration was due to safely issues and non-compliance with registration requirements.

Table 24: Total number of registrations cancelled or withdrawn (Year 2001-2005)

Year

Prescription Products

Non-prescription Products

Traditional medicine

Cosmetics

Yearly Total

2001

86

305

645

-

1,036

2002

18

2

161

-

181

2003

3

81

58

-

142

2004

1

8

24

-

33

2005

23

8

63

-

94

Source:  Annual report 2005, National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau, MOH