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Final meeting for emergency household medicines confirmed

The final meeting will be held to conclude the discussion about emergency household medicines. According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare(MOHW), the Deliberative Committee for Adjustment of the Emergency Househo...

Including CEO who provided about KRW 1.6 billion rebates, 83 people indicted

83 people were indicted, including a nutrient agent company CEO who provided total KRW 1.6 billion rebates through contract sales organizations(CSOs). The Seoul Western District Prosecutor’s Office Joint Drug Rebate ...

MFDS allows patients to import drugs containing cannabis for self-care purpose

The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety(MFDS) announced on the 18th that they would start a process to legalize patients with rare and/or incurable diseases, such as epilepsy, that has no substitute in Korea to import dr...

Bill for orphan drugs to be exempted from assessment of economic feasibility

A bill will be proceeded for orphan drugs to get special health insurance benefits by Health and Welfare Minister, such as being exempted from assessment of economic feasibility. Liberty Korea Rep. In-Sook Park repre...

Prevention of illegally opened hospitals in advance from entry

The Ministry of Health and Welfare(Minister Neung-Hoo Park, MOHW) announced a general plan to eradicate illegally opened medical institutes which are the cause of leaks in the national health insurance budget and thre...

22 members of Health and Welfare Committee decided

22 members were selected for the Health and Welfare Committee at the second half of the 20th National Assembly. Health and Welfare Commissioner was decided with Rep. Myung-Soo Lee, and administrative members from rul...

“Central Procurement Method needs changes to stably supply vaccines for NIP”

It was suggested that the ‘Central Procurement Method’ which takes charge in purchase, distribution and procurement of vaccines for the Korean National Immunization Program(NIP), needed to be changed. It was also ana...

Series of pharmas violating drug small-packaging regulation receive administrative measures

The government has imposed a series of administrative measures on pharmaceutical companies which violate standards of the drug small-packaging system. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety(MFDS) imposed administrative...

List of hospitals and clinics with false insurance claims to be declared

The list of hospitals and clinics which took between KRW 30 million to KRW 200 million by falsely making claims for health insurance benefits will be unveiled. The Ministry of Health and Welfare(Minister Neung-Hoo Pa...

Ruling and opposing parties to urges immediate actions on ‘Valsartan’ incident

When it comes to the recently-issued Chinese Valsartan case, ruling and opposing parties at the National Assembly have urged systematic improvements, such as prompt safe responses on patients and inspection on foreign...

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