Health

Vietnam short of Digoxin injection

The Vietnam Drug Administration yesterday urged departments of health, infirmaries and the central pharmaceutical company to supply Digoxin injection
There is currently a shortage of digoxin injection in Vietnam. The central pharmaceutical company is importer of the drug.
As of July 5, just 7,145 tubes of the drug are in stock meanwhile no other Digoxin injection has been allow to circulate in market in the country.
Accordingly, to actively supply the medication for treatment demand, the administration urged related agencies to import and distribute it to meet demand.
The administration requested the central pharmaceutical company to provide the drug to hospitals which sent its paper asking for the drug.
Moreover, the importer has to complete document to buy drug soon.
Digoxin is used for treating heart diseases.

By MINH KHANG - translated by UYEN PHUONG

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