Vietnam Capital Authorities Warn Of Sales Of Pricey, Bad Tamiflu
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
Pharmacies in Vietnam's capital are being visited by municipal authorities checking on reports of overpriced Roche's Tamiflu (oseltamivir) antiviral and of sales of poor-quality versions. Ho Chi Minh City's Department of Health says some drugstores are selling the drug for high prices even though people with the flu receive the drug for free. The department plans to issue a warning to residents not to buy Tamiflu at pharmacies, and particularly not as a preventative, because its effectiveness against the flu lasts only 48 hours. (Click here for more
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