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Vietnam offers little unmet demand for medical mask imports

Chinese firms will begin exporting medical face masks, but their choice starting point, Vietnam, has little demand that goes unsatisfied by local producers.

Drug price hikes in US threaten the same in Vietnam?

Pfizer, Sanofi, and GlaxoSmithKline are reported to plan increasing drug prices in the US in 2020, triggering public concerns over a similar hike in Vietnam.

Vietnam cracks down on prescription drug management

People can only buy antibiotics when showing a prescription from 2020, according to a new regulation from the Ministry of Health.


Dengue cases are surging in localities with 49 deaths

The Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health, the number of reported dengue cases has surged to 250,000 and 49 people succumbed to the disease as of November.

Ethnic man with formula curing hepatic diseases

A young man from H’Mong ethnic community Cu A Sua has studied and discovered a formula to cure several hepatic diseases for a reasonable price.

The first time: Korean company acquires local pharmaceutical

JW Pharmaceutical Corporation acquired Euvipharm, becoming the first Korean company to take over a Vietnamese pharmaceutical company and operate it directly.

Direct imports for pharma groups

The pharmaceutical market was aroused when French-invested Sanofi Vietnam received the certificate of eligibility for a pharmacy business from the Ministry of Health to directly import drugs to the country.


Medicine or supplement? Patients confused

A 61-year-old patient recently treated for a skin disorder at the National Hospital of Dermatology and Venereology was aghast when she realised that 70 per cent of the money she spent buying her prescriptions ...

How is medicine distributed in Vietnam?

VietNamNet Bridge - The value of the medicine market in Vietnam was over $4 billion in 2015, while revenue is expected reach $10 billion by 2020.

Vietnam’s pharmacy industry attractive to foreign investors

VietNamNet Bridge - Pharmacy firms are making good profits, with the market expecting a stable growth rate of 10-15 percent.

Five hundred drugs types sold 10 per cent cheaper this year

 VietNamNet Bridge – The cost of 551 types of medicine in HCM City will be cut by 10 per cent following an announcement made at a meeting held by the city's Department of Health on Saturday.

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.

TPP membership to make medicine more expensive in Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – If the US proposal on the long drug protection duration is approved by TPP member countries, this would badly affect the Vietnamese drug manufacturing and trade.

Three scientists share 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

 Three scientists shared the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, the Nobel Committee at Swedish Karolinska Institute announced here on Monday.

Import medicine dislodges locally-made products

 VietNamNet Bridge – Expensive imported medicine has been dominating the Vietnamese market, a poor country with the average income per capita at $1,000 a year.

“Money” trees

People in Hien Quan commune, Phu Tho province, compare gao tia trees with ATMs. They even do not need to transfer money to these “ATMs” but they can “withdraw” tens of thousands of USD from the trees thanks to collection mistletoes from the trees.

Vietnamese hunt for food of kings

In the street for oriental medicine of Hai Thuong Lan Ong, HCM City, many people do not hesitate to pay a lot of money to purchase specialties like shark's fin, bird's nests, cordyceps roberti to enhance their virility.

Bao Long: From a pharmacy to a big brand of Vietnam

The Bao Long Medical Group is one of the two businesses in Vietnam that are honored as the most successful firms in building trademarks by the Vietnam Intellectual Property Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization.

"I work as a guinea-pig"

VietNamNet Bridge – Working as a guinea-pig of new medicines is a real job, which needs a lot of courage and the most important, it is significant for public health.

Many kinds of medicines have quality problems

VietNamNet Bridge - A lot of medicines have been suspended from circulation or had their registration number revoked for quality violation. Notably, most of the medicines are produced in Vietnam and India.