Dr Pipat Yingseri, Secretary-General of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said following the police raid on a warehouse, which belongs to Nitipon Clinic, it was found that medical equipment have not been legally registered nor received approvals from the FDA.
Other products such as cosmetics and medicines were also found in the warehouse. These items including medical equipment are worth 60 million THB in total. The Department of Medical Science is now running the test on cosmetics and medicines to verify their safety. It is said that the results will return in a few weeks time.
The penalties for selling illegal cosmetics and beauty medicines consist of a fine of no more than 60,000 THB and one year imprisonment or both. The FDA is undergoing product investigation at all of Nitipon branches to see if they are using the same products or not.