Vietnam to import inexpensive US hepatitis drugs

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Báo Dân Trí English 17 hour(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Vietnamese citizens, especially the underprivileged, will have access to inexpensive drugs produced by US biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences to treat hepatitis C infections.

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Insurance company pays for insured patients with Lupus

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SaiGon GP English 5 day(s) ago

The Vietnam Social Insurance Company has sent its document to its sub-division in Ho Chi Minh City asking to continue paying for the medications for people with Lupus.

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Vietnam determined to lower prices on brand name drugs

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 week(s) ago

Over half of brand name drugs in Vietnam with expired intellectual property rights are still being sold at exorbitant prices while authorities fail to update their patent status and allow the production of cheaper generic versions of the drug.

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Synthetic drugs pose high risks to VN youth

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 month(s) ago

Recreational abuse of synthetic drugs is becoming increasingly popular among Vietnamese youth who want to get “high”. However, most youngsters are not aware of the long-term risks that the drugs might pose to the young mind, ending with consequences even more serious than traditional drugs.

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HIV/AIDS patients in Vietnam on edge over limited access to life-saving medication

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

People living with HIV/AIDS in Vietnam are struggling to afford life-saving antiretroviral (ARV) drugs as a result of dwindling foreign aid.

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Vietnamese addicts start using drugs as young as 12: survey

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

A survey on nearly 600 young Vietnamese drug users has found many of them starting to take heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine and ecstasy when they were just 12 or 13 years old.

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Pharmaceutical M&A on the horizon

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Báo Đầu Tư English 2 month(s) ago

The Vietnamese pharmaceutical market harbours immense potential, but domestic enterprises are exploiting only half of this at best. To not lose ground on their home turf, domestic players may increase their scale and capacity through merger and acquisition (M&A) in order to compete against foreign rivals.

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Vietnam ministry rapped for belated ban on cancer-causing agents in herbicides

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

Vietnam’s agriculture ministry has decided to remove two toxic compounds from the list of allowed ingredients of plant protection drugs, only after various products containing them have been used widely for ages in the country.

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Vietnam to build five more lethal injection venues

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 month(s) ago

Five more venues to facilitate lethal injections will be built in Vietnam in the coming time according to the Ministry of Public Security.

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Two Laotians caught smuggling 41,000 pills

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Báo Dân Trí English 3 month(s) ago

Two Laotians were arrested on Wednesday for smuggling some 41,000 pills of synthetic drugs into Vietnam, according to the border force of the central province of Quang Binh.

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National centralized drug procurement center established

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Báo điện tử CP English 4 month(s) ago

VGP – The Government has issued a resolution on the establishment of a national centralized drug procurement center under the Ministry of Health.

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PM calls for concerted fight against drug abuse

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Báo Dân Trí English 4 month(s) ago

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has called for the involvement of the entire political system and the public in the fight against drug crimes, which have recently shown complicated developments.

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18 test positive for drugs at Ho Chi Minh City game café

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 5 month(s) ago

Eighteen people have been found testing positive for drugs in a police swoop on a computer game café in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Vietnam revokes license of two Indian drug companies

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 5 month(s) ago

Vietnamese health officials have voided the licenses of two Indian drug companies for producing substandard products.

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Vietnamese health authority removes low quality drugs

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SaiGon GP English 6 month(s) ago

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

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