Health Minister Calls For More Drug Production In Vietnam
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
Vietnam's health minister called for an effort to manufacture more pharmaceuticals in the country to make it less dependent on imports. Nguyen Quoc Trieu said his ministry and the Ministry of Industry want more factories to be built to produce antibiotics for the local market. Deputies of each of the ministries said building drug-making plants is a top priority of the country. Half of the medicines sold in Vietnam are produced in the country, but they usually are commonly used drugs. Only a few manufacturers are able to make drugs to treat difficult diseases. The country also imports 90 percent of its drug ingredients. (Click here for more
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