Pharmaceutical industry in Vietnam - Maintaining the domestic market
The demand for health care in Vietnam is increasing rapidly. According to a report by the Drug Administration (Department of Health), if in 2001, the average drug per capita is about $ 6, then in 2011 jumped to $ 27.6 (up nearly 5 times) and forecast By 2014 it will rise to $ 33.8. In 2013, the total value of drugs used in the Vietnamese market is about 60 trillion dong.
In this trend, Vietnamese pharmaceutical companies have continuously improved and promoted research, development and production of medicines to meet domestic demand and export to other countries. Noteworthy, while Vietnam is not a developing country, we have an industry that produces vaccines. Vietnam has self-produced to meet the needs of the expanded immunization program, including diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, oral polio, measles, typhoid, hepatitis B vaccine, dermatitis, Japanese encephalitis, cholera. Recently, Vietnamese scientists have successfully produced the rotavin diarrhea vaccine, making Vietnam the fourth country in the world to successfully produce the vaccine to meet domestic demand and export. With 121 domestic drug manufacturing factories meeting the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards, many Vietnamese pharmaceutical products are exported to countries in the region and the world. This shows that Vietnam's pharmaceutical industry is expanding its domestic market and expanding its exports to other countries.
However, to ensure the quality of medicine from production to the hands of patients, transportation and storage of drugs is very important. According to The Logistics Portal, 25% of all medical products are expected to be temperature-sensitive products, and by 2016, more than half of the top 50 most popular drugs in the world. will need to be transported by cold chain. Ensuring the integrity and safety of the product plays a decisive role.
In Vietnam, the leading international shipping companies like DHL, FedEx, TNT ... all have solutions to transport refrigerated goods for export and medical needs. FedEx's Indo-Pacific Regional Director, FedEx, said, FedEx provides innovative, unique solutions that help the health care industry ship medical items to 220 countries and territories. safer, more secure and more efficient. "We have recently introduced new, convenient, cold-storage packaging that keeps refrigerated temperatures between 2-8 degrees Celsius up to 96 hours or the ultra-low temperature C is up to 10 days.There are unique and new solutions available in Vietnam In addition, for the Vietnamese pharmaceutical industry to master the domestic market and integrate into global health,In addition to the efforts and success of each enterprise, it is necessary to have appropriate mechanisms and policies of the State, as well as changes in the awareness of physicians and the people themselves. " said Binh.