x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

UAE health ministry bans websites selling 'health-threatening' herbal products

There has been an increase this year in the number of websites banned due to health risks.

Eight websites selling herbal products labelled "health-threatening" by the Ministry of Health have been banned.

Dr Amin Al Amiri, assistant undersecretary for medical practices and licensing, told Al Ittihad, The National's Arabic-language sister paper, that there has been an increase this year in the number of websites banned due to health risks.

In total, ten were banned last year, with four the pervious year. Dr Al Amiri urged the public not to buy any dietary and herbal supplements from websites.

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