On January 5, 2014 the UAE Ministry of Health advised healthcare professionals against using the product Mass Destruction, a product marketed as a dietary supplement for muscle growth, after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning that the product label contained at least one synthetic anabolic steroid and has been linked to at least one reported serious illness.
On January 7, 2014 the Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD) recalled Oncaspar® injection solution (5ml vials with injection solution), which is manufactured by sigma-tau PharmaSource Inc., from the Abu Dhabi market with immediate effect.
On January 7, 2014 HAAD recalled one batch of 0.9% Sodium Chloride solution 100 ml (Multi-Pack), lot number P297283, manufactured by Baxter AG, from the Abu Dhabi market with immediate effect.
On January 7, 2014 HAAD issued a recall with immediate effect for the Abu Dhabi market after the UAE MOH recalled two batches of Endometrin (progesterone 100 mg vaginal tablet), (lot numbers 0804.209A-1 and 0804.219A-1), manufactured by (Ferring GmbH).
On December 17, 2013 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning about methylphenidate products, one type of stimulant drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which may, in rare instances, cause prolonged and sometimes painful erections known as priapism.
On November 24, 2013 the UAE MOH issued a warning for Enjoy Capsules by Ethumax Pharmaceuticals due the presence of undeclared sildenafil, a prescription-only product approved for Erectile Dysfunction.