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Celltrion’s ‘Truxima’ reaches 30% market share in Europe only in 3 months of launch

‘Truxima,’ an antibody biosimilar launched by Celltrion Healthcare for the 2nd time in Europe, seems to rapidly grow in the European market. Celltrion Healthcare announced on the 1st that ‘Truxima,’ an antibody biosi...

Reason why generic substitution is not active is because of ‘eye of doctors’

Although it is possible substitute prescribed drugs to generics at pharmacy, generic substitute is still uncommon. People chose ‘eye of doctors’ as a reason for this. The ‘Drug Qualification Determination and Repay P...

248 products, such as Cosentyx and Kynteles, newly registered

248 pharmaceutical products, including new drugs such as Cosentyx and Kynteles, will be newly registered in the list of health insurance benefits from the 1st of August. The Ministry of Health and Welfare, on the 25t...

Approvals for ‘Tamifly’ generics about to pour out for bioequivalence tests

Approvals for generics of ‘Tamiflu,’ a influenza virus treatment whose patent is expiring on the 22nd of August, are pouring out. According to the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety(MFDS) on the 25th, 15 generic drugs ...

Congested development of generic drugs with rapid decrease in bioequivalently-tested products

It was observed there were 329 pharmaceutical products newly approved with bioequivalence test this year, decreased by a half compared to the same period of the last year. According to the Ministry of Food and Drug S...

Novo Nordisk acquires Korean approval of ‘Saxenda,’ GLP-1 analogue obesity treatment

Novo Nordisk Korea(President Rana Azfar Zafar) announced that Saxenda(generic name: liraglutide), its new obesity therapy, was approved from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety on the 21st. Saxenda is the world’s ob...

Daewoong completes EMA application of ‘Nabota’

‘Nabota,’ a Daewoong Pharmaceutical’s botulinum toxin, will enter the European market. EVOLUS, a European partner of Nabota, said it has completed a process of the marketing au...

MFDS creates tracking management system for patients taking cutting-edge biologics

As a method to create a safety control system of biologics, a tracking management system will be prepared for patients taking cutting-edge pharmaceutical products. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety(MFDS) announced...

264 increase of pharmacies across the nation this year, making the total 22,333

It was observed there were 254 more pharmacies across the nation this year, but Ulsan, among the total 17 cities and provinces, was the only one which had a decreasing number of pharmacies. According to the Health In...

MFDS constructs support system for Korean pharmas to enter international market using position as PIC/S member

The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety(MFDS) will construct a support system of Korean pharmaceutical companies to enter the overseas market by using the position as a PIC/S member. According to the MFDS, ratings of Ko...

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