Requirements for the sale representative of the pharmacy in Vietnam

The Ministry of Health of Vietnam issued Circular No. 07/2018/TT-BYT on guidelines for some articles on pharmacy business of the Law on Pharmacy and the Decree No. 54/2017/ND-CP, which replaces Circular No. 13/2009/TT-BYT and takes effect from June 01, 2018.

According to Circular No. 07/2018/TT-BYT of the Ministry of Health of Vietnam, requirements for the sale representative are as follows:

1. The sale representative of the pharmacy is granted a sale representative card by the head of the pharmacy business establishment to introduce drugs to medicine practitioners.

2. The sale representative shall satisfy the following requirements:

- Having a college degree or higher in medicine or pharmacy.

- Being recruited and trained by the pharmacy business establishment for professional skills related to introducing drugs and understanding the legislative documents on Pharmacy.

3. Cases where the sale representative is not recruited include:

- Be facing a criminal prosecution, serving a court’s sentence or ruling; be suspended from practice or doing works related to pharmacy under the court’s sentence or ruling.

- Having limited legal capacity.

View details about responsibilities of the sale representative at Circular No. 07/2018/TT-BYT of the Ministry of Health of Vietnam.

- Thanh Lam -


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