The Vietnam Drug Administration on January 3 announced a ban on the sale and use of the two lots of medications, Bocefac and Methotrexat Ebewe. This is because both drugs have failed to meet legal requirements.
The banned drugs are Bocefac dry syrup, which code is 22709001, with the expiry date of September 6, 2012. This drug was produced by the Boram Pharm Company Limited, Korea and imported into Vietnam by Quang Nam Pharmaceutical and Medical Materials Company.
The medication failed to satisfy the requirements of content. It is used for the treatment of ear, nose, throat, the respiratory tract, the urinary tract and skin infections caused by bacteria.
Vietnam Drug Administration also prohibited sales of Methotrexat Ebewe (for injection), used to treat cancer or severe diseases, caused by an overactive immune system. This is because it failed to meet the legal requirements.
This medication code is 93364804, 93364806, 93364808, 95598706, 95199210, and the registration number is VN-5351-10. The drugs do not have a clear induction of manufacturing and no expiry date. Ebewe Pharma Ges.m.b.H.Nfg.KG manufactures the drugs in Austria.