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Concern over legitimacy of online health products

Facebook has become one of the popular social media platforms most easily accessed by everyone in Brunei. Apart from serving its purpose of connecting people from all over the world, Facebook has been proven to be a platform used by online retailers to promote and sell various products and services, from preloved goods to food items.

However, I am concerned over some online vendors selling health products, especially ‘enhancing’ medications for adults, which I doubt have been granted approval and certification by the Ministry of Health (MoH).

Various pills, oils and para-phernalia are promoted brazenly which leaves to the question of its legitimacy and whether those products are safe for consumption without bringing in any harmful side-effects.

It’s bad enough the photos that go along with the adult products are very suggestive and I cringe at the thought of children who would come across any of the inappropriate posts. It makes one wonder how the products made its way to the country without being subjected to Customs inspections.

I hope the authorities would look into this matter because as harmless as it may seem to be, it could escalate into something more serious.

Worried Facebook User

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