Checking the case of fake Molnupiravir in Switzerland, saying ‘made in Binh Duong’

On May 6, at a press conference held by the People’s Committee of Binh Duong Province, Mr. Huynh Minh Chin, Deputy Director of Binh Duong Department of Health, said that after information that fake drug Molnupiravir produced in Binh Duong was discovered in Switzerland, functional agencies of the Ministry and Binh Duong Department of Health are conducting the inspection.

The inspection team will check according to the address written on the packaging of the fake medicine bottle in An Phu ward, Thuan An city, and it is expected that by the end of this afternoon, the results of the review and inspection will be available.

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Image of counterfeit drug Molnupiravir discovered in Switzerland. (Photo: Drug Administration of Vietnam)

As reported by VTC News, on the evening of May 5, the Drug Administration of Vietnam (Ministry of Health) sent an official dispatch to the local Departments of Health warning that the counterfeit drug Molnupiravir detected in Switzerland on the label had Vietnamese information.

According to the Drug Administration, this unit has just received information from the Representative Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Vietnam sending an urgent warning from WHO Headquarters regarding the counterfeit drug Molnupiravir (a drug to treat COVID-19). -19) discovered in Switzerland.

According to the warning content, Swiss Customs said that it had detected fake drug Molnupiravir 400mg, hard capsule dosage form, packing specification: 20 hard capsules vial, with information on the label. “Manufactured by Co., Ltd., Quick 1 vs 40 dai, An Phu Ward, Tx. Thuan An, Tinh Binh Duong, Vietnam”.

However, the drug test results showed that the drug did not contain the active ingredients as stated on the label. Thus, the drug is determined to be fake.

In order to ensure the safety of users and strictly handle violations according to the provisions of the law, the Drug Administration of Vietnam proposes the Departments of Health of the provinces and centrally-run cities to notify business and user establishments. drug use and on the Department’s website for counterfeit drugs Molnupiravir 400mg has the above signs.

This Department suggested the local health to coordinate with agencies to communicate information to businesses, drug users and people to know so as not to trade and use fake Molnupiravir 400mg with the above signs.

The Drug Administration of Vietnam also requested the Departments of Health of the provinces and cities to receive information and reports of drug-using and business establishments and coordinate with relevant authorities in checking, verifying and tracing the source of the drug. origin of the above-mentioned counterfeit drugs, and handle violating organizations and individuals according to current regulations.

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