Dr. Truong Quoc Cuong, Head of Vietnam Drug Administration has ordered departments of health to keep close watch on drug quality after Sai Gon Giai Phong released an article “Difficulties on controlling medication quality" on August 18.
The Vietnam Drug Administration under of the Ministry of Health said that it has discovered some batches of medicine that fail to meet the quality standard.
In order to supply drugs to hospitals nationwide, the drug administration has asked drug importers to assess the suppliers and producers to ensure the quality of medication.
Drugs of these pharmaceutical companies which had failed to meet the quality will be completely rechecked. Any acts of not recalling or slow recalling substandard drugs would be considered as violations and this will be fined as per the country’s current regulation, said Dr Cuong.