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‘No company name, no address like fake molnupiravir label’


Director of Binh Duong Department of Health Nguyen Hong Chuong said the Department’s inspector had verified and recorded that there was no company name and no address as on the fake molnupiravir drug label discovered in Switzerland.

Reply VnExpress On the afternoon of May 6, Mr. Chuong said that after receiving a warning from the Drug Administration of Vietnam, the Ministry of Health about the fake antiviral drug molnupiravir discovered in Switzerland, on the label stating the place of production in Binh Duong, the Department Inspector today coordinated coordinated with local authorities to check. The results did not detect any company with the name and address as stated on the label. Thus, this is a completely faked drug, the authorities continue to investigate.

Fake vial of molnupiravir discovered in Switzerland. Image: Drug Administration

According to the information of the World Health Organization, on the label of the drug product molnupiravir 400 mg, packaged in a bottle of 20 hard capsules, discovered in Switzerland, it says: Manufactured by Co., Ltd., 1 so 40 dai, An Phu Ward, Tx. Thuan An, Tinh Binh Duong, Vietnam, ie the drug is manufactured at the Company Limited in An Phu ward, Thuan An town, Binh Duong province. Test results in Switzerland show that the drug does not contain the active ingredient listed on the label.

The Drug Administration of Vietnam has recognized that this is a fake drug, but it is not clear what drug it is and where it comes from. People are advised not to trade and use fake drugs; authorities verify, find the origin of this product to handle.

Molnupiravir is an antiviral drug, used by Vietnam and many countries to treat Covid-19 for mild, asymptomatic F0. To date, the Ministry of Health has only licensed the production and circulation of three domestically produced drugs containing the active ingredient molnupiravir, including: Molravir 400 of Boston Pharmaceutical Joint Stock Company, and Movinavir 200 mg of the Joint Stock Company. Mekophar and Molnupiravir Stella 400 chemical and pharmaceutical parts of Stellapharm Co., Ltd. This is a prescription drug, pharmacies only sell F0 prescribed by a doctor, according to the regulations of the Ministry of Health.

Le Phuong

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