Vietnamese health authority removes low quality drugs

The Drug Administration of Vietnam under the Ministry of Health yesterday decided to remove three substandard drugs from pharmacy shelves.

These drugs including traditional medication produced on December 2, 2014 by Phuc Vinh Herbal Company; Ciprofloxacin tablets USP 500mg made on January 3, 2016 by India’s Macleods Pharmaceuticals and imported by Sohaco Pharmaceutical and Commercial Company; Enafran 10 (Enalapril maleat 10mg) manufactured vt 3/2 Pharmaceutical Company were removed from shelves because they  failed to meet standard of disolvablity and content of Enalapril maleat.

The administration ordered departments of health across the country to remove low-quality drugs from pharmacies as well as monitor the removal and issue fines to these pharmacies which did not follow drug management regulations.

By Nguyen Quoc – translated by Uyen Phuong

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