THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom – Happiness
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No. 42/2010/TT-BYT
Hanoi, December 15, 2010
 
CIRCULAR
PROMULGATING THE LIST OF PHARMACEUTICAL ACTIVE SUBSTANCES AND MEDICINAL HERBS PERMITTED TO BE REGISTERED FOR ADVERTISEMENT ON RADIO AND TELEVISION
 
Pursuant to the Decree No. 188/2007/ND-CP dated December 27, 2007 of Government regulating functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of Ministry of Health;
Pursuant to the Pharmacy Law No. 34/2005/QH11 dated June 14, 2005;
The Ministry of Health issues and guides to implement “The list of pharmaceutical active substances and medicinal herbs permitted to be registered for advertisement on radio and television” as follows
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Article 1. Issue together with this Circular “The list of pharmaceutical active substances and medicinal herbs permitted to be registered for advertisement on radio and television, including:
1. The List of pharmaceutical active substances;
2. Regulations for medicinal herbs
Article 2. Interpretation of terms
1. Pharmaceutical active substances (also known as drugs) means: a substance or a mixture of substances which is active in treatment used for drug production
2. Drugs derived from medicinal plants mean: drug is produced from raw materials derived from nature of animal, vegetable or mineral.
Drugs with pure active substances extracted from medicinal herbs, drugs with combination of medicinal herbs and synthetic chemical active substances are not called drugs from medicinal herbs
Article 3. The principle to set up list:
1. List of pharmaceutical active substances and medicinal herbs permitted to be registered for advertisement on radio and television is set up on basis of no prescription drug list and specific criterions on pharmacological properties and safety of drug.
2. List of pharmaceutical active substances and medicinal herbs permitted to be registered for advertising on radio and television in accordance with actual of Vietnam's drug using, supplying and consistent with regulations on current drug advertisement information.
3. List of pharmaceutical active substances and medicinal herbs permitted to be registered for advertising on radio and television will be amended and supplemented in accordance with list of no-prescription in case where list of prescription is changed. When it is necessary, to ensure safety for user, some drugs that can be removed from list of active substances and medicinal herbs permitted to be registered for advertising on radio and television if there are detected seriously harmful effects.