Authority takes back drugs Efixime, Tana for low quality

The Vietnam Administration of Drug under the Ministry of Health June 19 sent its document to departments of health across the country to announce its decision to suspend two low quality drugs including Efixime 100DT and Tana.

Under the decision, the health authority decided to suspend drug Efixime 100DT with its batch No. FNB-07, manufactured by India-based All Serve Healthcare Company on September 26, 2014 and its expiry date on September 25, 2017 and registered No. VN-4941-10. The drug was imported by SOHACO Trading and Pharmaceutical Group Joint Stock Company.

Through testing, the drug failed to meet the quality standard. Efixim is used to treat respiratory infections, glue ear, cholecystitis and conchitis.

Moreover, the health authority also suspended the circulation of Tana, its batch No. 010815, manufactured by Tan A Company located in Thanh Oai Industrial Park in Bich Hoa Commune in Hanoi on August 6, 2015 and its expiry date on August 6, 2018 and registered No. V1585-H12-10.  The drug is found not to meet the quality standard.

The health authority asked the departments of health to take back these drugs and issue penalties on these units which disobeyed the decision.

By MINH KHANG – translated by Uyen Phuong

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