Traders of flu medicines with PSE face prosecution

Police in Ho Chi Minh City have proposed the local prosecutor's office to indict three people for illegally trading in cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine (PSE), which can be used to prepare methamphetamine, a very addictive stimulant. Medicines (for illustration only) Photo: Internet >> Common medicine abused as material for drug preparation>> Five drug firms fined … [Read more...]

Government Inspectorate urges penalties for six drug firms

The Government Inspectorate has requested the Ministry of Public Security to apply penalties to six pharmaceutical companies for misconducts. Imexpharm allegedly smuggled drugs to Cambodia Deputy Chief Government Inspector Tran Duc Luong signed off on a report of investigation over pharmaceutical production and trading in the country on January 12. In the report, the … [Read more...]

Accusation against Deputy Health Minister to be probed

  Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has assigned the Government Inspectorate of Viet Nam to investigate the accusation made by BV- Pharma Joint Stock Company against the Deputy Minister of Health, Cao Minh Quang.   The BV-Pharma Company, located in Commune 2 in Tan Thanh village in the Cu Chi District of HCMC, had sent a letter to the Prime Minister, accusing Deputy Minister … [Read more...]

Pharmaceutical companies denounce health official

Eight pharmaceutical firms have sent a petition to the Central Steering Committee for Anti-corruption denouncing the Director of the Ministry of Health's (MoH) Department of Pharmaceutical Management Truong Quoc Cuong, accusing him of favouring a pharmaceutical company's import of a highly controversial drug. Pharmaceutical firms have lodged a petition claiming corrupt … [Read more...]

Vietnam orders recall of stroke pills after discovery of toxins

Vietnamese health authorities on Wednesday ordered a recall of a batch of dietary supplements used alongside drugs to treat cerebrovascular accidents (CVA) imported from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) after they found toxic substances in their ingredients. The Food Safety Department (FSD) under the Ministry of Health issued a decision yesterday to … [Read more...]

Ministry ensures full vaccine in national immunization program

Amid increasing demand of vaccine and severe shortage of the drug, Nguyen Tat Dat, Deputy Head of the Ministry of Health's Pharmaceuticals Management Department July 10 said that the Ministry ensures enough vaccine in the National Expanded Immunization Program. Moreover, the Ministry always facilitates the condition for importers who supply other vaccine on private needs of … [Read more...]

More vaccines to be available from late July

Key vaccines are expected to arrive in Vietnam late July (Photo: VNA) An official from the Ministry of Health's Pharmaceuticals Management Department on July 9 said key vaccines are expected to arrive in Vietnam late July amid increasing demand as summer is the peak season of some diseases. Deputy head of the department Nguyen Tat Dat said 10,000 doses of imported PENTAXIM … [Read more...]

Accidental injections cause babies’ death last year: Vietnam police

Police in the central province of Quang Tri have concluded that a nurse's accidental use of another vaccine caused three babies to die after reportedly being vaccinated against hepatitis B at a local hospital last year, a source told Tuoi Tre on Tuesday. >> Vietnam suspends hepatitis vaccine after newborns' deaths Accordingly, on July 20, 2013, nurse Nguyen Thi … [Read more...]

Strategy for pharmaceutical industry development

The Hanoitimes - Pharmaceutical businesses need to capitalize on the lucrative domestic market, with consumers spending US$2.4 billion on medicines.Experts say improving infrastructure and upgrading technology are imperative if the Vietnamese pharmaceutical industry is to avoid total domination by international pharmaceutical conglomerates. Vietnam's 178 medicine production … [Read more...]

Pharmaceutical industry development demands strategy

Experts say improving infrastructure and upgrading technology are imperative if the Vietnamese pharmaceutical industry is to avoid total domination by international pharmaceutical conglomerates. (VOV) - Pharmaceutical businesses need to capitalize on the lucrative domestic market, with consumers spending US$2.4 billion on medicines.Vietnam's 178 medicine production businesses … [Read more...]

Registrations of unqualified Indian medicine revoked

The Health Ministry has revoked the registration numbers of four kinds of medicine produced by an Indian company, as they violate quality standards. The company is XL Laboratories Pvt, Ltd, based in Delhi, India. These medicines include Tinidazole 500mg, Roxl-150, Diclofokal, and Anesir; their registration numbers are VN-7891-10, VN-13935-11, VN-5689-10, and VN-7888-09 … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoitrenews – August 24

Below are some of the main stories published today, August 24, in the Vietnamese press.Politics -- A National Assembly delegation led by Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung on Friday visited General Vo Nguyen Giap on the occasion of his 102nd birthday (August 25) at Central Military Hospital 108 in Hanoi. Chairman Hung gave his best regards to the General, informing him of the NA's … [Read more...]

Vietnam orders recall of Indian drug Relab 20%

The Pharmaceutical Management Department has suspended the circulation of Relab 20%, an Indian-made drug solution for intravenous infusion, and ordered recall of the drug from the market because of its harmful side effects. The drug, which contains albumin active ingredient to treat shocks, burns and blood protein reduction, was manufactured by India's Reliance Life Science … [Read more...]

VN orders recall of 17 Kanebo skin-whitening products

Vietnamese health authorities have ordered recall of 17 kinds of skin whitening cosmetics produced by Japan's Kanebo Cosmetics from the market since they contain a substance that could have harmful effects on the skin. The Health Ministry's Pharmaceutical Management Department The suspension was made more than a month after Kanebo Cosmetics announced a recall 54 … [Read more...]

Kanebo recalls skin cosmetics in Asia, including VN

Vietnam's health authorities have requested the representative office of Japanese cosmetics company Kanebo Cosmetics to update the list of products subject to recall and publicize it. The Health Ministry's Pharmaceutical Management Department made the request after the Japanese cosmetics company on June 4 announced a recall of 54 skin whitening products from all over Asia … [Read more...]

Drugs producible at home still imported

Tran Thu He ascribed this situation to the lax registration requirements for drug circulation in Vietnam. To get a circulation visa for an imported drug, the importer just needs to register with the pharmaceutical management department under the Ministry of Health. What is more, the current import tariffs are not favorable for local drug producers. Most imported drugs are … [Read more...]

Vietnam halts use of Quinvaxem after 9 babies die in 6 months

A dose from this Quinvaxem batch was administered to 4-month-old boy Dinh Ngo Ngoc Vuong Anh in Da Lat on March 15, a day before he died. Photo courtesy of Tuoi Tre Vietnam's health ministry placed a nationwide moratorium on the use of Quinvaxem vaccines Saturday, in response to the deaths of nine babies in the last six months, with many others suffering from complications … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoitrenews ‘ August 18

Tuoitrenews briefs some of the leading stories published today, August 18, on Tuoi Tre Newspaper: Politics -- The effective cooperation between Vietnamese and Lao public security forces has made practical contributions to the integration and development of the two countries, President Truong Tan Sang made the statement at a reception in Hanoi on August 17 for visiting Lao … [Read more...]

Health deputy minister faces warning for wrongdoings

Health Deputy M inister Cao Minh Quang is facing an administrative warning for his shortcomings at work, according to the vote of the ministry's Party Committee. Deputy Minister of Health Cao Minh Quang Photo: Tuoi Tre >> Vice health minister is a fake doctor: conclusion >> Ministry to probe deputy minister's PhD claim Yesterday, the 8-member committee held … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoitrenews – November 5

Below are some of the leading stories published in the Vietnamese press: Politics -- The third international workshop on the East Sea opened in Hanoi on Nov. 4 with the participation of more than 200 foreign and domestic delegates. With the theme "East Sea: Cooperation for security and development in the region", the … [Read more...]