Drug administration warns of fake Zinnat drug

The Drug Administration of Vietnam warned fake drug named Zinnat 500 mg film tablet as per the report of inspectors from the Department of Health in Hanoi.

Drug administration warns of fake Zinnat drug

Through examination, the administration verified the drug with label “Sefuroksim aksetil 20 film table” and subsidiary label assuming the name of manufacturer Glaxo Opertione UK Ltd-British and importer Armephaco in 118 Vu Xuan Thieu, Hanoi’s Long Bien District as fake medicine.
To protect patients’ safety, the administration asked departments of health nationwide to inform pharmacies to about the fake medicine. Pharmacies are not allowed to sell the fake one.
In addition, departments of health were ordered to enhance supervision to early detect import, production and sales of fake medicine or medicine without clear indication of origin, banned drug.
Harsh penalties will be issued on violators.

Apart from this, the health sector should work with media to inform people about the fake drug with such above- mentioned feature.
The departments of health received information of business and residents should work with relevant agencies to trace back the origin of fake drug to impose punishment on violators.

By MINH KHANG – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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