From January 01, 2017, to prohibit to sell a drug at a price higher than its declared or posted price; Manufacturing, preparing or selling traditional drugs combined with pharmaceutical ingredients without permission of a competent state management agency, providing information, advertising, marketing, making prescriptions for, providing consultations on, labeling or providing use instructions for non-drug products, except medical equipment for the purpose of prevention, cure, diagnosis, treatment or mitigation of disease or modification of physiological functions of the human body…is the important content prescribed at the Law No. 105/2016/QH13 on Pharmacy passed on April 06, 2016 and replaces the Law on Pharmacy No. 34/2005/QH11.
Besides, working positions requiring a pharmacy practice certificate, including person responsible for professional pharmacy activities at a pharmaceutical business establishment; person in charge of quality assurance at a drug or drug material manufacturing establishment; person in charge of clinical pharmacy at a medical examination and treatment establishment. Conditions for a person to be granted a pharmacy practice certificate include possessing a professional degree or certificate (below collectively referred to as professional degree) granted or recognized in Vietnam and relevant to the working position and employing pharmaceutical business establishment. Having a certain period of practice at a pharmaceutical business establishment or a pharmacy section of a medical examination and treatment establishment, a professional pharmacy training school, a pharmacy research institution, a drug and drug material testing establishment, a pharmacy management agency, or a representative office of a foreign trader engaged in pharmacy in Vietnam; or at a medical examination and treatment establishment suitable to the professional qualification of the practitioner. For a person who has a postgraduate specialized qualification relevant to his/her practice, his/her period of practice may be shortened as prescribed by the Government; the certificate holder possesses more than one pharmacy practice certificate; the certificate holder leases, lends, rents or borrows the certificate or lets another person use it, the certificate holder has stopped practicing pharmacy for 12 consecutive months; the pharmacy practitioner possesses no written certification of completion of a pharmacy training or professional knowledge updating course issued within 3 years after obtaining a pharmacy practice certificate or obtaining the last certificate of completion of a pharmacy training or professional knowledge updating course…shall be revoked the pharmacy practice certificate.
This Law takes effect on January 01, 2017.
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