Producer of fake traditional medicine fined VND 15 million

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SaiGon GP English 4 day(s) ago

Authority in the central province of Ha Tinh fined VND15 million (US$701.8) a medicine manufacturer which has produced traditional drugs from corn powder and sugar-cane honey.

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Ho Chi Minh City makes 474 drug arrests since December

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Báo Thanh Niên English 7 day(s) ago

Police said on Sunday they have cracked down more heavily on drug-related crimes in Ho Chi Minh City since December, arresting 474 illegal drug traders and users in 236 cases.

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Three companies fined for violating advertisement regulations

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

Three companies fined for violating advertisement regulations

The Vietnam Food Administration of the health ministry has fined three companies for violating regulations by advertising dietary supplements without permission.

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Free medical check-up, drugs for poor Khmer people in Mekong delta provinces

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SaiGon GP English 1 week(s) ago

400 Khmer residents in the Mekong delta province of Soc Trang received medical check-up and medicines gratis yesterday.

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Hanoi to have 10 more methadone treatment facilities

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VietnamNet English 2 week(s) ago

Hanoi to have 10 more methadone treatment facilities

Hanoi’s Department of Health plans to establish additional 10 methadone treatment centres for drug addicts by February 1 with a hope to help them reduce dependence on drugs.

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Ten more methadone treatment facilities to be formed in Hanoi

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VOV News English 2 week(s) ago

Ten more methadone treatment facilities to be formed in Hanoi

(VOV) -The Hanoi Health Department is set to establish additional 10 methadone treatment centres for drug addicts by February 1 with the purpose of helping them reduce dependence on drugs.

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Ebola drug trial starts in Liberia

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VietnamNet English 2 week(s) ago

Ebola drug trial starts in Liberia

A trial of a potential drug to treat Ebola has started at a Medecins Sans Frontieres centre in Liberia.

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Vietnam likely to prohibit foreigners suffering mental illness, color blindness from driving

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 week(s) ago

Vietnam likely to prohibit foreigners suffering mental illness, color blindness from driving

Drug abusers and those people – including foreigners – who suffer mental disorders or color blindness would likely be banned from driving vehicles in Vietnam for safety reasons.

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New health insurance not affect life threatened patients

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SaiGon GP English 3 week(s) ago

A press conference yesterday was convened to answer question meeting following public concern of new insurance policies issued by the Ministry of Health which will take effects on January 1, 2015.

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Patients to pay for half of cancer drugs

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VietNam News English 3 week(s) ago

Cancer patients will have to pay for many drugs previously covered by the State's health insurance fund when the new Law on Insurance goes into effect next year.

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Vietnam sets national strategy for pharmaceutical sector

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SaiGon GP English 3 week(s) ago

Vietnam sets national strategy for pharmaceutical sector

Vietnamese pharmaceutical sector has produced more than 12,000 various medicines; however, local drugs just take up half of market share and most are simple kind, not bringing much profit.

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Vietnam confronts growing drug problem

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

Vietnam confronts growing drug problem

VietNamNet Bridge – A recent NA decision allows addicts to be kept at detoxification centres before being sent to compulsory rehabilitation centres. But this is just one step in fighting addiction, Centre for Psychological Studies and Support to Drug Users director Le Trung Tuan told Viet Nam News.

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Detoxifying junkies with made-in-Vietnam herbal medicine

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Detoxifying junkies with made-in-Vietnam herbal medicine

“I feel that I have confidence in my life and a good future after completely kicking the habit of using drugs,” Bui Cong Soan said at a meeting this month to review drug detoxification work in northern Vietnam.

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HCMC bar raids find violations, drug use

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

HCMC bar raids find violations, drug use

Various violations were found during the police raids on two popular bars in Ho Chi Minh City early Sunday and Monday, authorities said.

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Viet Nam confronts growing drug problem

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago 1 related news

A recent NA decision allows addicts to be kept at detoxification centres before being sent to compulsory rehabilitation centres. But this is just one step in fighting addiction, Centre for Psychological Studies and Support to Drug Users director Le Trung Tuan told Viet Nam News.

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