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Trafficker of 30,000 synthetic drug pills arrested in border province

The border guards and police in the northern border province of Dien Bien arrested Quang Van Choi, aged 40, for trafficking 30,000 pills of synthetic drugs and some 50 grams of heroin on the morning of July 18.

Vietnam receives 50,000 more Remdesivir vials against COVID-19

A Malaysian Airlines plane carrying 50,000 vials of Remdesivir, a much-sought-after drug to treat COVID-19 globally, touched down at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City late August 21.

Narcotic plant growing at home concerns police

Authorities in many localities have discovered many people growing plants containing drugs such as opium poppies and marijuana in recent times.

AIPA advisory council meets to reinforce cooperation in drug fight

The 3rd meeting of the AIPA (ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly) Advisory Council on Dangerous Drugs (AIPACODD) was held online on June 29 with a view to helping enhance regional cooperation towards a drug-free ASEAN community.

Vietnamese drugmakers tackling disrupted supply chain

While gaining advantage in the first quarter of 2020 amid the coronavirus outbreak, Vietnamese drug giants are predicted to face challenges in the upcoming months due to faults in the global ingredient supply chain.

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.

Local pharma dives into ethical drugs

Facing much tougher competition ahead, Vietnamese big pharmaceutical firms are seeking new solutions in order to delve deeper into the ethical drugs channel to shore up growth.

Trafficker of 21 kilogrammes of heroin arrested in Lang Son

Police in the northern border province of Lang Son have arrested a suspect allegedly trafficking 60 bricks (about 21 kilogrammes) of heroin.


Newcomers in drug market expect profits from distribution activities

According to IMS Health, Vietnamese spending on drugs increased rapidly from $27.1 in 2011 to $45.8 now. However, this figure is only about half of other regional countries. It is expected to rise to $85 by 2020.

Vietnam’s pharmacy industry sees rapid growth

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam is now an attractive drug market with new policies designed to create a healthy, competitive market for manufacturers.

Vietnam looks for more FDI into pharmacy sector

The Ministry of Health (MOH) estimates that Vietnam has to remit $2 billion abroad to import foreign drugs but could retain more money in-country if it could attract FDI into the pharmaceutical industry.

Social News 11/11

Hanoi police announce karaoke fire causes, Algerian reporters win VN’s external information service awards, Drug, prostitution-free localities on the rise, WB supports Vietnam build water-supply plants

Drug could help slow half of breast cancers, study suggests

 A cheap and safe drug could help half of women with breast cancer to live longer, scientists suggest.

Pharmaceutical companies rush to expand business

 VietNamNet Bridge – More and more domestic pharmaceutical firms have recently announced plans to expand their production as the market has shown signs of picking up in recent months.

Social Headlines December 17

 Police forces to launch crime crackdown before Tet; HCM City Police apprehend drug ring, seizing drugs; 40 market kiosks destroyed in huge fire; Sa Pa snowfall damages farms; Vietnam, US cooperate in landmine clearance

28 kinds of trees banned on HCM City streets

The People's Committee of HCM City has issued a list of 28 kinds of trees banned from planting along city streets.

Vietnam: Biggest rhino horns transit nation

Vietnam is the largest transit nation of the illegal transportation of wild animal samples such as rhino horns and elephant tusks.

100 policemen raid Saigon’s biggest night club

VietNamNet Bridge – In the early morning of April 18, HCM City police suddenly raided the city’s biggest night club - 02 Gold Club – on Ho Huan Nghiep Road, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1.

HCM City family builds a villa in Long An to produce drugs

VietNamNet Bridge - From July 2011 to April 2012, a family from HCM City produced about 100 kg of narcotics in the southern province of Long An to sell to drug addicts.

Women hide 4.3 kg of drugs in underwear

VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City police have arrested four women who hid 4.3 kg of narcotics in their bras, panties and shoe soles.