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“We recommend Metformin as primary treatment for oral drug of diabetes type II”

It was suggested ‘Metformin’ must be primarily used as an oral single-substance drug for the treatment of diabetes type II. The Korean Diabetes Association(Chairman Moon-Gyu Lee), on the 28th, held a press conference...

Sudden decrease of bioequivalently approved medicines by 54% year-on-year

There were 481 medicines newly approved by bioequivalence test this year, which was decreased by more than half compared to the same period of the last year. According to the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety(MFDS), t...

More emergency household medicine selling stores than pharmacies

It was surveyed that there are more stores selling emergency household medicines than pharmacies in Korea. According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the number of emergency household medicine sellers was total...

Serial Number Committee to carry out preparation of aggregation guideline and demo project

A demo project will be conducted to inspect standardization of medicine aggregation. The Serial Number System Revision Committee on the 26th had discussions about ways to standardize aggregation and combined use or u...

KPA carries out demo project for ‘digitalization of paper prescriptions’

The Korea Pharmaceutical Association(President Chan-Hwi Cho, KPA) signed a memorandum of understanding on the 26th to improve efficiency of delivering prescriptions between hospitals and pharmacies, enhance convenienc...

7 of 10 license-using pharmacists were female in Seoul

6 of 10 license-using pharmacists(pharmacists who actually use pharmacist license for work) were reportedly a female pharmacist. Moreover, farming and fishing areas had a higher ratio of male pharmacists, and urban a...

Ilyang Pharmaceutical’s Supect shows high generic response than Glivec

A phase III clinical trial result of ‘Supect(radotinib),’ the Asia’s first leukemia treatment developed by Ilyang Pharmaceutical, was published an online-version of an international journal ‘Clinical Cancer Research,’...

182 medicines including Follitrope Prefilled Syringe Inj newly registered for health insurance service

182 medicines, including Follitrope Prefilled Syringe Inj, an infertility treatment, will be newly applied for the health insurance service from the 1st of October. The Ministry of Health and Welfare(MOHW) amended an...

Medicines suspended supply and manufacturing due to various reasons

There are an increasing number of medicines going out of stock or be suspended manufacturing for various reasons. Alvogen Korea is expected to suspend manufacturing of ‘Colonyte Powd’ and ‘Colonyte Powd 2L’ due to it...

Dong-A ST challenges ‘Viread’ with ‘Virreal,’ hepatitis B treatment

Dong-A ST will challenge ‘Viread’ by launching ‘Virreal Tab,’ a hepatitis B treatment, on the 1st of October. Virreal Tab is a product which changed fumarate from tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, the main substance of ...

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