New Decree Detailing and Guiding the Implementation Pharmacy Law in Vietnam
After a long time coming, on May 15, 2017, the Vietnamese government finally issued Decree 54/2017/NĐ-CP signed on May 08, 2017. With this decree comes major changes in the Pharmacy Law of 2005.
Decree number 54/2017/NĐ-CP regulates the marketing registration of medicinal materials, excipients, capsule shells; pharmaceutical business operations; drug importation and exportation; assessment of drug manufacturing establishments residing abroad; authority, and formalities pertaining to the recall of drug raw materials; handling measures for recalled drug raw materials; drug information; drug advertisement; drug price regulatory measures; and certificate of pharmacy practice.
After this decree, the Ministry of Health of Vietnam shall issue 15 circulars that will guide and detail the decree, and will implement the articles in the Pharmacy Law of 2016.
This decree will take effect from July 01, 2017, abolishing the Decree
Edited by: Jean Ngo