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Ha Noi cracks down on illegal medicine

Update: April, 26/2012 - 10:27

HA NOI — Ha Noi People's Committee has required the municipal health department and relevant authorities to strengthen inspection over private herbal medicine clinics in the city.

The move was made after about 130 people, mostly children, were hospitalised for lead contamination caused by the cam herbal medicine, a powder made from various types of herbal plants used for oral thrush treatment.

The city's health sector will re-examine and crack down unlicensed clinics, especially those in communal markets. All herbal medicine powders will be seized and destroyed.

Licensed clinics will also be fined if found violating regulations. — VNS

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