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Myanmar’s Planning and Finance Minister Submits Resignation

NAYPYITAW — Planning and Finance Minister U Kyaw Win has submitted his resignation to the president amid reports that he is being investigated by the Anti-Corruption Commission and the Bureau of Special Investigation (BSI), sources close to the matter told The Irrawaddy. Since last week, news reports have circulated alleging that the minister and his […]

FDA sues 25 pharmacy shops as of July

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sued 25 drug stores for allegedly selling illegal, substandard medicine between January and July, 2017, according to a report in the City News Daily yesterday. In 2016, FDA took action against 99 drug stores. “We have no judicial power to punish unlawful pharmacies. We can only take them to court,” […]

Drug safety policy by year end

The move comes at a time when the department of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is battling with sub-quality drugs, unregistered, fake and expired medicines sold in local pharmacies – largely procured from neighbouring countries. The number of deaths related to fake drugs and patients who have no resistance to substandard and fake drugs is […]

FDA sues 25 pharmacies for selling fake medical products

Dr Than Htut said all the 25 pharmacies which were sued also did not have valid licenses to sell medicines and medical products. Last year, the FDA sued 99 pharmacies for the same violations. “It is big amount. Every township in Myanmar has substandard, falsified and illegal medical products entering the market,” he told reporters […]