Fake papers used to push 'smart pills'

Fake papers used to push 'smart pills'
Promoters claim "get smart" pills, named Dimensi 108 can alter children's behaviour to make them more obedient and hard-working as well as resistant to illnesses.

PETALING JAYA - The company selling supposed "smart pills" to school children was doing it with fake support letters.

Both the product classification letter, purportedly issued by the Health Ministry, and the letters of endorsement from the Malaysian Federation of the Council of Headmasters (GMGBM) are fake.

The ministry said its Food Safety and Quality Division did not issue such a document, and had lodged a police report over the matter.

Negri Sembilan-based Glomind Enterprise Sdn Bhd, the sole distributor of Dimensi 108, had allegedly displayed the ministry's certification letter on its blog site, said the ministry.

The letter classifies the pills as "non-medicine" and it does not come under drug control authorities.

"The ministry has yet to receive any application by the company for product classification or label inspection for this product," said Health Ministry director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Also, he noted that the Dimensi 108 claim of being able to "alter behaviour" went against Rule 18(1A) of the Food Regulations Act.

The company claims that the pills can make children behave better, be more obedient and be more resistant to illnesses, as well as make them smarter.

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