Fake products worth ฿10m seized from Bangkok warehouse

Police from the Consumer Protection Police Division and officials from the Thai Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) seized fake food supplements, cosmetics and medicines worth more than 10-million baht in…

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Thai FDA insists public safety the priority if kratom is to be used in food and cosmetics

The Thai Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) will not compromise on public safety when allowing kratom (Mitragyna speciose) to be processed into food and cosmetics commercially, according to Varavoot Sermsinsiri,…

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A vial labelled “Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine” is seen in this illustration taken January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

Thai FDA approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 6 months -5 years

COVID-19 vaccine in vials with maroon caps, developed by Pfizer, are now approved for use in children aged 6 months to 5 years, with 3 injections of 3µg per dose….

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Over 35m logins for cannabis cultivation registration, uncontrolled use warned

The Thai Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) has reports that more than 35 million logins were recorded on its “Plookganja” application for cannabis and hemp cultivation registration between June 9th…

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Concerns voiced over health effects of cannabis on youth

Thailand’s Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has expressed concern over the potential short and long term effects of cannabis on Thai youth, now that controlled use of the…

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Rush to register cannabis and hemp cultivation overwhelms system

More than 100,000 people rushed to register to grow cannabis and hemp plants, through the Thai Food and Drug Administration’s (TFDA) website https://plookganja.fda.moph.go.th, and the “plookganja” application this morning (Thursday),…

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Thai FDA approves use of Covovax and Spikevax vaccines in younger people

Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) has approved the extended use of India’s Covovax (Novavax formulation) to cover those aged 12 to 17, instead of 18 and older, and the…

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People warned against spraying alcohol disinfectant on their bodies

Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) has warned people not to spray alcohol disinfectant all over their bodies, after details of a woman who burnt herself after she sprayed herself…

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Drinking water plant closed after Siamese fighting fish found in bottle

Health officials in Thailand’s north-eastern province of Ubon Ratchathani have ordered a bottled drinking water plant to suspend operations until it obtains a license from the Thai Food and Drug…

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Thai FDA joins hands with online platforms to curb sale of substandard ATKs

The Thai Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) is cooperating with Lazada, Shopee and HDmall.com.th to protect shoppers from being duped into buying substandard antigen test kits (ATKs) from unscrupulous traders….

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Thailand approves 218 formulae for cannabis, hemp-based cosmetics

The Thai Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) has approved 218 formulae for cannabis and hemp derived cosmetics, paving the way for their domestic production. Acting Deputy Secretary-General of the TFDA…

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Nine arrested in Thailand for selling Favipiravir online without permission

Nine people, including the general manager of a private hospital in Thailand, have been arrested by officers from the Consumer Protection Police Division for allegedly selling the anti-viral drug Favipiravir…

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Thai FDA changes rules to make antigen test kits more available and cheaper

Antigen rapid test kits (ATKs) for home use will become more easily available in stores and at more affordable prices after an announcement in the Royal Gazette, expected next week,…

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Thai FDA warns against use of disinfectant spray gun

Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) is warning against the use of alcohol spray guns, as their tiny droplets are ineffective at disinfecting surfaces and such spraying could cause any…

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COVID-19 antigen self-test kits can now be purchased for home use

COVID-19 antigen self-test kits can now be purchased for home use, according to Thailand’s Public Health Ministry’s announcement yesterday (Monday), which has been published in the Royal Gazette. The kits,…

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Pfizer becomes sixth vaccine to be approved by Thailand’s FDA

Pfizer-BioNTech has become the sixth vaccine to be approved by Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (TFDA), for emergency use in the country, said TFDA Secretary-General Paisal Dunkhum today (Thursday). Pfizer’s…

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First million Sinopharm doses delivered to Thailand pass QC, jabs start Friday

The first million doses of China’s state-owned Sinopharm vaccine, delivered to Thailand on Sunday, have passed quality control inspection by Thailand’s Medical Sciences Department and are ready to be administered…

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Doses of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are seen at the Biblioteka kod Milutina restaurant in Kragujevac, Serbia, May 4, 2021, in an offer to promote vaccination and contribute to the reopening of cafes, restaurants and bars. REUTERS/Marko Djurica/File Photo

China’s Sinopharm becomes fifth vaccine approved in Thailand

China’s state-owned Sinopharm vaccine has become the fifth brand to be approved for emergency use in Thailand by the country’s Food and Drug Administration (TFDA). “The Sinopharm vaccine is safe…

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Empty vials of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine sit in a tray during vaccinations of people over age 50 inside Universidad Mayor de San Andres public university in La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, May 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

China’s Sinopharm applies for vaccine approval in Thailand

Thailand’s Food and Drug administration (FDA) revealed today (Tuesday) that all the necessary documents to seek approval for China’s state-owned Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine have been submitted, with a decision expected…

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