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Department of Health

The Department of Health is the Government's health adviser and agency to execute healthcare policies and statutory functions. It safeguards the health of the community through promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services.

Alert issued on slimming product

January 11, 2011

The Department of Health urges people not to use slimming product CM Factor as it contains a sibutramine analogue.


The department today seized 815 boxes of the product from a wholesaler and a retail shop. The product has previously been found to contain the drug sibutramine.


Sibutramine was banned in November as it poses a cardiovascular risk. Sibutramine analogues, being chemically similar to sibutramine, are believed to pose the same health risk.