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The Ministry of Health (MoH) will propose to the Government to issue policies aimed at encouraging domestic pharmaceutical enterprises to produce rare medicines in order to ensure domestic supply.

Law on Pharmacy needs to be amended

The lack of medicine at public hospitals has caused concern among the public. The Prime Minister has instructed the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and relevant ministries to find solutions to resolve the problem.

Drug giants gaining with fresh products

While Vietnam’s drugmakers are heading to develop new products to increase efficiency and sustain sustainable growth, competition from imported drugs is making their road tougher.

VN's pharmaceutical import turnover may reach $3 billion by end of year

With the average pharmaceutical import turnover of $245 million per month, the figure of the whole year of 2019 may reach $3 billion, equaling 50 per cent of the whole scale of the market.  

Strict regulations limit foreign drug traders in Vietnam’s market

According to the service commitments form of the WTO, Vietnam did not commit to allow foreign invested enterprises to conduct drug distribution services.

Multinational drug traders cracking heads over stringent local regulations

Although having import licenses in hands, the road for multi-national corporations to trade drugs in Vietnam remains tough because of legal limitations.

Pharmaceutical firms make big investments on predicted market growth

VietNamNet Bridge - The pharmaceutical industry is expected to see big changes this year thanks to investments from both Vietnamese and foreign companies.

Retailers rush to invest in drug distribution market

FPT Retail, the digital device retailer, The Gioi Di Dong, the biggest smartphone distributor, and Vingroup, the real estate developer and retailer, all have spent big money to set up their drug retail and manufacturing chains.

Drug retail market expands with new players

Giant retailers who have been eyeing the drug retail market for years have finally joined the game with ambitious plans to remap the market.

$5.2 billion drug market attracts more foreign investors

VietNamNet Bridge - The Vietnamese drug market, valued at $5.2 billion, is attracting more foreign investors and multinationals.


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Breach of competition law seen in drug market

 VietNamNet Bridge – Signs of violation of the Competition Law have emerged in the pharmaceutical market of Vietnam, said Nguyen Phuong Nam, deputy director general of the Vietnam Competition Authority under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.