BEIJING - China's drug watchdog Friday published the names of six health products that allegedly used deceptive or exaggerated advertising.
All the products, capsules with ingredients such as propolis, ginseng and other herbs, misleadingly claimed to lower the blood sugar levels, said the State Food and Drug Administration.
The products were Houde Propolis Capsule, Lvhai Compound Propolis Capsule, Nuoer Yangzhengtang Capsule, Baibang Propolis and Ginseng Capsule, Zhongbao Pingtang Capsule and Jinxiong Cangxiong Capsule.
A circular from the SFDA said the advertisements lied about or exaggerated the efficacy of the products and used fictional consumers in promotions.
For instance, advertisements for Nuoer Yangzhengtang Capsule claimed it could stablelize the blood sugar level fo diabetes patients in less than a week.