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MFDS announces pharmaceutical products under Drug Utilization Review(DUR)

On the 16th of February, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety(MFDS) made a public announcement of 607 pharmaceutical products to appropriately use them under the regulation for the Drug Utilization Review. These prod...

MOHW, “We’ll strengthen training programs for household product sellers”

The Ministry of Health and Welfare(MOHW) announced plans to create a deliberative assembly to adjust the emergency household products and strengthen the training program for sellers of these products. Minister Jin-Yu...

MFDS’s plan to extend the conditional approval system for ‘new drugs’

The conditional approval system, which has been applied to pharmaceutical products that proved better or higher efficacy than existing ones, will be extended. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety(MFDS) announced the ...

Medical advertisements without side effect warnings will get administrative action

The Ministry of Health and Welfare(Ministry Jin-Yup Jung) and the Korea Internet Advertising Foundation(Chairman Hyun-Yoon Lee) announced a plan to intensively monitor illegal medical advertisements conducted on the I...

MOHW to support expenses for establishment of overseas corporate bodies for pharmas

When Korean pharmaceutical companies establish local branches in other countries to expand their business overseas, the Ministry of Health and Welfare will support them in various ways, such as tailored financial supp...

MFDS, “We’ll address multinational pharmas’ drug shortage issue”

The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety(MFDS) displayed a plan to fix the multinational pharmaceutical companies’ behavior of making frequent drug shortages Working for the MFDS, Pharmaceutical Policy Affairs Director S...

Obligation to take preliminary examination for overseas college of pharmacy graduates

From the year of 2020, graduates at an overseas college of pharmacy must pass the preliminary pharmacist examination to take the national pharmacist license examination. On the 8th of February, the government proclai...

MFDS conducts revaluation for 28 functional ingredients of health function foods

The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety(MFDS) announced on the 8th that it will implement a revaluation system for functional ingredients of health functional food to supply safe and excellent health functional foods and...

Imposing fine for covering cigarette warning images to increase effectiveness

A bill to prohibit covering warning images on cigarette case when displaying them and impose a fine for violating this will be proposed. Saenuri Party Rep. Seung-Hee Kim announced she proposed an amendment to the Nat...

MFDS designates renal cell carcinoma therapy ‘cabozantinib’ as orphan drug

‘Cabozantinib,’ a progressive renal cell carcinoma treatment, will be designated as orphan drug. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety(MFDS) will make a pre-announcement of the ‘Partial Amendment to the Regulation for...

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