Cedemex, the first herbal medication for treating drug users, will be distributed to patients by the Science and Technology Service, said Dr. Luu Tien Dung, the service’s director, on Thursday.
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The Ha Noi-based Institute for Fatal Diseases Treatment has given the service the go-ahead to use the medication.
The Ministry of Health on July 2 asked the chairman of provincial and municipal people’s committees to estimate the number of drug users who wish to take Cedemex. Medicine manufacturers will supply based on the list.
Cedemex was created by scientists at the Institute for Fatal Diseases Treatment. It was recognized as a safe and effective treatment for drug addiction by the National Science Council in 2003.
The ministry also decided to provide Cedemex to a drug rehabilitation center in Ha Noi, to the northern city of Hai Phong, to the northern provinces of Hai Duong and Hung Yen, to Ho Chi Minh City, and to the Mekong delta provinces of Tien Giang and Ben Tre, and well as the southern province of Dong Nai.
The Drug Administration previously issued a decree to allow the medication to be distributed.