Analyses | Medicine and healthcare | 2013-08-12

Health food products or Chinese medicine?



Hong Kong has set up a regulation and registration system for Chinese medicine. However, the existing legislation does not cover health food products. In recent years, there have been more and more proprietary Chinese medicines being introduced to the market as health food products. The Centre’s weekly analysis looks into the content and scope of the regulatory regime, and how manufacturers make use of the policy loopholes. It also examines the effectiveness of the existing medicine classification system, to stimulate public discussion on whether the Government should regulate health food products more comprehensively.

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.