Medicine watchdog issues penalties on violating pharmaceutical companies

The Department of Health in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday announced its inspectors have carried out inspection on some violating pharmaceutical companies collecting total fine of VND240 million ($10,337)

Inspectors are chekcing documents in violating companies (Photo: SGGP)

Inspectors are chekcing documents in violating companies (Photo: SGGP)

These violating pharmaceutical companies are Duocvilas at 154A Ha Huy Giap Street in District 12, Cho Lon Company at 27 Chau Van Liem Street in District, Nguyen Duong at 50/3/23 Hoa BInh Street in District 11, Dai Bac Mien Nam at booth No.16 in the medicine center at 134/ 1 To Hien Thanh Street in District 10 and Dam San Company at booth No.E22-E23 in the medicine center.
Duocvilas was fined VND45 million because its label is short of information as per the regulation while Cho Lon Company received fine of VND13 million because it has not employ device to keep track on medicine trade.
Nguyen Duong Company paid a fine of VND80.6 million because its products breached the law and it was forced to remove wrong advertisement about products as well as destroy all products.
Dai Bac Mien Nam and Dam San each paid VND15 million as a fine because they both follow drug preservation regulation.
On the same day, inspectors also forced three other pharmaceutical companies including Hong Phong medical service company at 160-162 Le Hong Phong in District 5, a branch of Hoan Hao General Hospital at 581-583 Kha Van Can in District Thu Duc and Ms. Do Thi Thu Mai at 327-327 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia in District 3 to pay a fine of VND100 million because they have written full medical records of patients, provided treatment without permission and practising certificates.

By THANH SON – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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