News About: Pharm. Affairs


Campaign to block misuse of drug sold outside of pharmacies

The Society for the Future of Pharmacists(President Jin-Hyung Lim) will conduct a national campaign to oppose to expansion of emergency household products sold in video drug dispensers and convenient stores on January...

41% of pet owners visit animal pharmacies because of ‘close distance’ and ‘cheap price’

It was surveyed the reason why people who raise animal companions, like dogs and cats, is because ‘they are able to purchase animal drugs at a close store for inexpensive price.’ The Korea Veterinary Pharmacy Associa...

Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Korea’s ‘Caduet Tab 10/20mg’ suspended sales for 45 days

A Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Korea’s combination drug for hypertension and hyperlipidemia, ‘Caduet Tab 10/20mg,’ has taken 45 days of administrative measure to suspend its sales activities. On the 12th, the Ministry of F...

JW Life Science acquires commercialization approval of epilepsy therapy ‘Levetiram’

A new-concept solution, which relieve seizure for epilepsy patients, will be released in Korea. JW Life Science(CEO Sung-Nam Cha) announced on the 12th that it has acquired commercialization approval of ‘Levetiram In...

Outsourced research for household drugs will be revealed within January

The result of the outsourced research for household drugs will come out within this month. According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare(MOHW), the final report of the outsourced result has been completed, and it w...

Implementation of Pharmaceutical Product Approval Renewal for every 5 years

The Pharmaceutical Product Approval Renewal System will be implemented from the year of 2018 for every 5 years.  At the 2017 work report, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety(MFDS) announced to implement the Pharmace...

SK Chemicals’ hemophilia treatment, AFSTYLA, approved by EMA

SK Chemicals(CEO Man-Hoon Park) announced, on the 10th, the hemophilia treatment ‘AFSTYLA’ acquired the final commercialization approval from the European Medicines Agency(EMA). Thus, AFSTYLA becomes the first drug en...

33 orphan drugs approved last year, 15 of them were antineoplastic antibiotics

The number of orphan drugs approved by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety was 33 products, and 15 of them were antineoplastic antibiotics. According to the analysis result of the 2016 orphan drug approval status us...

OTC drugs only accounted for 18.2% of the total medicines approved last year

Less than 2 of 10 pharmaceutical products approved last year were OTC drugs. According to the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, the total number of pharmaceutical products approved last year was 2,853 products. In t...

Pharmaceutical associations of various levels sill demand for sponsorship using superior status

It was criticized that asking distribution companies of every pharmaceutical association for sponsorship(?) using superior status still exists. According to the pharmaceutical and distribution industries, it was obse...

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