red-check The new regulations on pharmacy practice and pharmacy business

Decree No. 54/2017/ND-CPstatus2 dated May 8th, 2017 of the Government on guidelines for implementation of the Law on Pharmacy
Posted: 15/5/2017 2:14:36 PM | Latest updated: 12/8/2022 5:07:09 PM (GMT+7) | LuatVietnam: 4220 | Vietlaw: 314

This Decree provides for pharmacy practice certificate; pharmacy business; export and import of drugs; registration of herbal ingredients, excipients, softgel shells; assessment of overseas drug manufacturers; power, method and procedures for recalling medicinal ingredients; handling of recalled medicinal ingredients; documents and procedures for issuance of certification of drug advertisement and drug price management.

According to the new regulations provided in this Decree, with regard to a pharmacy practice certificate, apart from the grant in the form of consideration of application for the pharmacy practice certificate, now it shall be also granted in the form of examination. A person who obtains the pharmacy practice certificate after passing an examination will be eligible to certain incentives when he/she applies to a public health organization.

This Decree takes effect from July 1st, 2017

To abolish the regulations on drug advertising in Article 3 of Decree No. 181/2013/ND-CPstatus2 dated November 14th, 2013, Decree No. 79/2006/ND-CPstatus1 dated August 9th, 2006, Decree No. 89/2012/ND-CPstatus1 dated October 24th, 2012 and Decree No. 102/2016/ND-CPstatus1 dated July 1st, 2016.

Amendement notes
  • Please be informed that the attachments are neither translated nor included in the English file
  • Read nor the amendment and/or supplements at the Decree No. 155/2018/ND-CP dated 12/11/2018.


Effective Date 1-Jul-2017
ExpiredDate Unknown
Published Vietlaw's Newsletter No. 314

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