HA NOI (VNS) — The Vietnam Food Administration of the health ministry has fined three companies for violating regulations by advertising dietary supplements without permission.
The three companies were fined a total amount of VND65 million (US$3,000).
The Viet Hung Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, in Ha Noi's Thanh Nhan District, advertised the Vieskin Collagen-C capsules on the website collagenvh.com, without taking permission from the competent agency.
The DP Ecofam joint-stock company, in Ha Noi's Nam Tu Liem District, also advertised its dietary supplement on the website http://ecofam.vn, even though the competent agency had not checked the advertisement content.
The Thien Lo Trading Co Ltd, in HCM City's District 5, advertised Vimudium capsules on leaflets, which made customers mistake them for treatment drugs.
The three companies were forced to withdraw their advertisements. — VNS