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7 of 10 medicinal drugs approved this year were generics

7 of 10 medicinal drugs approved this year were reportedly generic drugs referencing originators. According to the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety Online Drug Library, 144 ETC drugs and 46 OTC drugs totaling 190 pro...

Harnovi kills hepatitis C only in 8 weeks

Gilead Sciences’ hepatitis C treatment Harvoni(generic name: ledipasvir/sofosbuvir) have shown excellent efficacy only with a 8-week therapy, not 12 weeks. Gilead Sciences Korea held a press conference to celebrate e...

Maviret, Eloctate & Alprolix newly registered for health insurance benefits from 1 June

Chronic hepatitis C treatment Maviret and hemophilia treatments Eloctate & Alprolix will newly be added to the list of health insurance benefits from 1 June. Sovaldi Tab and Harvoni Tab will voluntarily drop their pr...

Obesity therapy Saxenda lands in 10 general hospitals including Seoul National University Hospital

Novo Nordisk Korea(CEO Rana Azfar Zafar) announced on the 21st that ‘Saxenda® (generic name: liraglutide 3.0mg),’ the world’s first and only GLP-1(Glucagon-Like Peptide 1) analogue for the treatment of obesity, will b...

High chance for Emergency Household Medicine List meeting to be held this June

There is a high chance for the 6th Deliberative Committee for Adjustment of the Emergency Household Medicine List meeting, which has been postponed for about a half year, to be held next month. Based on a survey resu...

Korean pharmas being active with developing incrementally new drugs while keeping off from new drugs

While slowing down with getting approval for new drugs, Korean pharmaceutical companies are being active in developing incrementally modified drugs in combination with other substances. According to the Ministry of F...

7 Seoul districts including Kwanak and Seocho had a decrease in the number of pharmacies

It was reported that 176 pharmacies were shut down and 200 were newly opened in Seoul on the 1st quarter. In addition to this, 7 districts(Gu) including Gwanak-gu and Seocho-gu had less pharmacies. According to the ...

‘Diabetes + hyperlipidemia’ combination therapy market fueled with 3 new products

The market of diabetes and hyperlipidemia has been fueled. On the 10th, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety(MFDS) approved CJ HealthCare’s Atomet SR Tab 10/500mg, 10/750mg, 20/500mg and 20/750mg, Daewoong Pharmaceut...

CCEJ, “Pharmaceutical association must throw away egoism and be more active in expanding emergency household medicines”

The Citizens’ Coalition for Economic Justice(CCEJ) announced a stance to enlarge the number of medicinal drugs selling at convenient stores to raise drug accessibility. On the 11th, the CCEJ made a criticism about th...

248 new drugs have been approved in Korea since 2010

There have been 248 new drugs approved in Korea since 2010. In the total new drugs approved, anticancer drugs accounted the most with 50 products, and it was followed by antidiabetics. According to the new drug list ...

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