Venezuela: three pregnancy vitamins only available via prescription

Posted on May 2, 2012 • Filed under: Latin America Health, Latin America Womens Issues, Venezuela

Maternal and Nutrimami Maternavit three multivitamins for pregnant women, may be issued only with medical recipe, announced the director of the Autonomous Service of Sanitary Control, Ministry of Health, Divis Antunez. These products are no longer considered food supplements, but medicinal.

Said the official who is an administrative process related to product registration, because they were registered as a food supplement according to the results of studies conducted by the National Institute of Hygiene was observed that the concentrations of all ingredients of these products exceed the levels established by the Standards Covenin therefore not be considered as a food but a medicinal product. Read Article

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