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Hanoi detects workshop suspected of manufacturing counterfeit medicines

Hanoi detects workshop suspected of manufacturing counterfeit medicines

Saturday, October 08, 2022, 10:13 GMT+7
Hanoi detects workshop suspected of manufacturing counterfeit medicines
This supplied photo shows a suspected counterfeit box of AstraZeneca's stomach medicine detected at a workshop in Thach That District, Hanoi, October 6, 2022.

Hanoi's market surveillance officers, economic police, and the medical center of Thach That District discovered a large amount of medicines allegedly carrying different counterfeit brand names produced at a workshop during an inspection on Thursday.

In particular, the inspection team found two workers operating a medicine packaging machine, whose output was blisters of ten tablets of 2mg Sabumol, and other machines at the Thach That-based workshop.

Ninety kilograms of semi-finished pink tablets and a large number of finished products with signs of counterfeiting capsules of Tetracyclin TW3 of Central Pharmaceutical Joint Stock Company 3, and medicines of Alphachoay, Nexium, Augmentin BID, Diamicron MR, Dogmatil, and Neo-Codion were also detected at the venue.

Many bags containing labels in foreign languages and sub-labels in Vietnamese, as well as barrels of raw materials, additives, and tools of Indian, Chinese, U.S., and French origins were also found there.

Some 25kg barrels contain a yellow powder that has yet to be determined.

The owner of the establishment failed to produce the drug registration dossiers for all of the goods, as well as invoices and documents proving the origins of the raw materials, additives and packaging tools.

The owner was also unable to present legal documents such as business registration certificate and certificate of eligibility for pharmaceutical production business.

The case continues to be clarified.

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Bao Anh - Ha Quan / Tuoi Tre News

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