Ha Noi pharmacists fined for violations
HA NOI (VNS) – Over 150 pharmaceutical trading companies and drug stores across Ha Noi were found to be in violation of medicine-related regulations last year and ordered to pay fines totalling VND1.1 billion (US$53,000).
According to Pham Viet Cuong, chief inspector of the city's Healthcare Department, common violations included incorrect pricings, unqualified panels and the absence of on-duty pharmacists.
Inspectors also cracked down on 79 food processing and trading units for violating food safety regulations and collected fines of VND600 million ($28,800). Accordingly, most violators were found failing to ensure hygiene during food processing, as well as lacking regular staff health reports and invoices. - VNS