Vietnam withdraws Salbultamol from materials for medicine

The Vietnam Administration of Drug under the Ministry of Health yesterday announced to withdraw Salbutamol from the index of materials for producing medication.

The administration also sent its document to local drug manufacturers about its decision of withdrawal. As per the administration, Salbutamol is an active ingredient which has been used to make medicine for years. Drugs containing Salbutamol are used for treating respiratory diseases including asthma.

The Ministry of Health managed the import of the material to make drug for treatment.

Before, the drug administration allowed to re-import 100kg of Salbutamol in August after nine-month hiatus to meet the production of drug.

Along with the decision of withdrawal, the drug administration also suspended  and asked to remove batches of unsafe cosmetics from the local market.

Cosmetics products were withdrawn from the market because they failed to meet requirements. For instance, whitening cream made by My Linh Company in the Mekong delta Province of Hau Giang’s Chau Thanh District failed to meet requirement of content of Propylparaben and homogeneity. In addition, Korean-made Organia White milk body Cleanser imported by Ngan Thanh Tam in district 8, and fragrance, face powder including Sisley eau tropicale eau de Toilette, Super soin solaire milky body mist spf 30, Eau De Sisley 2, Phyto-blanc lightening compact foundation Spf 20.made by French C.F.E.B Sisley were removed from the market.

By MINH KHANG – translated by Anh Quan

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