Ebola drug trial starts in Liberia

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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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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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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 2 month(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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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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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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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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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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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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Ho Chi Minh City determined to handle homeless drug users

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Ho Chi Minh City determined to handle homeless drug users

Cao Tan Thanh went into hiding as soon as the Ho Chi Minh City authorities got the green light to round up drug addicts and send them to temporary rehab facilities.

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Vietnam steps up food safety

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Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has sent an instruction to ministries and local governments asking to strengthen food safety inspection and food poisoning prevention.

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Company donates medical equipment

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ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Viet Limited donated six pediatric emergency care carts with portable defibrillators, manual resuscitators, suction machines, drugs and other supplies yesterday to health care facilities in the central provinces of Quang Nam and Quang Ngai.

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Efforts to wipe out drug addiction in Ho Chi Minh City

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Efforts to wipe out drug addiction in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City has gone ahead in the fight against the abuse of drugs by administering a forceful program to check the health of addicts and send their profile to local courts to decide on a model of detoxification for them.

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In pictures: HCM City’s crackdown on homeless addicts

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In pictures: HCM City’s crackdown on homeless addicts

VietNamNet Bridge – More than 1,000 drug addicts without a stable residence in HCM City were found taking drugs under a city-wide anti-drug campaign that kicked off on December 5.

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Local-made drug to account for 80 % in market: Ministry

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Local-made drug to account for 80 % in market: Ministry

VietNamNet Bridge – Local-made medicines will account for 80 percent of home market, said a leader of the Drug Administration of Vietnam under the Ministry of Health at a meeting on pharmaceutical in Hanoi on last Saturday.

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