Thailand probe into painkiller import from China

imagesThe Public Health Ministry in Thailand has launched an inquiry with the state drug maker after the Defence Pharmaceutical Factory found that the raw material to be used in producing paracetamol is of poor quality.

The Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) will hold a press conference tomorrow to explain to the public its procedures in producing paracetamol and storing the raw materials which are purchased from China.

Public Health Minister said he had instructed GPO managing director to clarify doubts surrounding the raw materials.

The GPO purchased more than 130 tonnes of the raw material used in paracetamol production – or about 19 batches – during 2011-2012.

However, so far it has been unable to produce the paracetamol because work on its new factory is not finished and it was not expected to be ready until the end of March.

In the meantime, it hired the Defence Industry and Energy Centre’s pharmaceutical factory to produce paracetamol and a private storage to keep the raw materials.

Meanwhile, the Defence Pharmaceutical Factory has conducted a test to study the quality of raw material bought by the GPO and found that many batches did not meet standard requirements.


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