Sub-standard drugs removed from circulation

Vietnam Drug Administration yesterday suspended some medications from circulating in the market for failing to meet with the required quality standards.

Health authorities ordered Pharmaceutical Company Vemedimex, importer of tablet Cefiline -100 (Cefixime tables USP-100 mg) with expiry date July 19, 2012 and made by Eurolife Healthcare in India to immediately suspend sales.

The administration also ordered withdrawal of nutmorin H5000-anbicyn powder produced by Shanxi Powerdone Pharmaceutical in China and imported by Hiep Thuan Thanh Pharmaceutical Company.

Earlier, the Department of Health in the Mekong delta province of An Giang had removed many herbal medicines from circulation because the herbal drugs were being produced mixed with modern medicines like paracetamol, aspirin and dexamethason without any declaration by the manufacturers.

By N. Quoc - Translated by Thai Toan

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