News About: Pharm. Affairs


Seriousness of illegally selling medicines at regular stores

The Korean Pharmaceutical Association(President Chan-Hwi Cho, KPA) announced on the 16th that it has gotten serious for ordinary stores, not stores approved to sell emergency household medicines, to illegally sell OTC...

Korean stem cell market to annually grow 26% by 2025

An increase of investments into the medical tourism and medical fields, caused by economic development and income improvement in Asian developing countries, was expected to accelerate a growth of the Asian stem cell m...

‘Entresto,’ congestive heart failure treatment changing paradigm

‘Heart’ is a key organ of human body and the most important organ for life conservation. Congestive heart failure, caused by weakened heart muscle, has shown a mortality rate and hospitality rate as higher as cardiac ...

Drug industry’s great war over ‘Tamiflu’ generics with start of flu season

Ahead of a regular flu season, the drug industry has had a ‘great war’ over ‘Tamiflu’ generic medicines. After the Roche’s influenza treatment Tamiflu’s patent was expired on the last 22nd of August, about 30 Korean ...

Some foreign pharmas’ confusing indication of expiration date interrupts pharmacists

Pharmaceutical companies’ method of indicating expiration date has created confusion on consumers, which caused difficulties to pharmacists in the field. According to the pharmacy circles, pharmacists have frequently...

Which are pharmas having top 100 most reported products for side effect?

A report about side effects of influential pharmaceutical companies’ multiple products for the past 5 years between 2013 and 2017 was reportedly made. According to the ‘Top 100 Most Reported Products for Adverse Drug...

Rapid increase of side effects for emergency household medicines after being sold at convenient stores

It was criticized sales of emergency household medicines at convenient stores, which has been implemented since 2012, have rather threatened based on many reports about their side effects. The Minjoo Party Rep. Choon...

3 of 4 approved medicines were ETC

3 of 4 approved medicines were reportedly a ETC drug. According to the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, there were total 1,497 medicine products approved between January and September; among the total, 1,196 product...

Complera challenges HIV market again with health insurance benefits

Janssen Korea’s HIV treatment ‘Complera’ attracted the industry as returning the market with health insurance benefits. The Ministry of Health and Welfare(MOHW) revised and announced health insurance registration of ...

Prolia enters range of health insurance benefits based on excellent bone density improvement

‘Prolia(generic name: denosumab),’ an Amgen Korea’s first biological osteoporosis treatment, has been registered in the health insurance benefit list since the 1st of October. Prolia, the first and only osteoporosis ...

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