News About: Pharm. Affairs


‘Tylenol 500mg,’ the most sold medicine at convenient stores

A drug sold the most at convenient stores reportedly was ‘Tylenol 500mg.’ The emergency household medicine market size was analyzed to grow more than 20% every year. According to the Pharmaceutical Management Center...

‘Otezula,’ psoriasis therapy, acquires approval from MFDS

Celgene Korea(CEO Tae-Jin Ham) announced ‘Otezla(generic name: apremilast),’ an oral selective phosphodiesterase-4(PDE-4) inhibitor, acquired approval from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety on the 20 November and t...

Health care industry makes USD 11.7 billion exports this year, USD 2.7 billion only with drugs

While exports in the health care industry by this 3rd quarter reached USD 11.7 billion, drug exports were recorded at USD 2.7 billion. The pharmaceutical industry is expected to achieve USD 3.59 billion exports at the...

“For the manufacturing manager’s absence, a pharmacist must take over the duties”

When it comes to a revision bill to the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law which clarified the acting person for the absence of a pharmaceutical manufacturing manager, an opinion was recently suggested that the revision bill ...

National rally again the emergency household medicine extension on 17 December

The Korea Pharmaceutical Association has the emergency confrontational condition to response to the government’s extension of the convenient store medicine list, and will start the national rally from the coming 17th....

Pharmas manufacturing national essential medicines will preferentially treated at drug price negotiation

Pharmaceutical companies which manufacture drugs that are essential for the national policies, but are in a difficult situation due to poor playability, are expected to be preferentially treated, like at drug price ne...

KPA had no ‘strategy’ over adjustment of emergency household medicines

In order to interrupt the extension of the convenient store medicine list, a chairman of policy at the Korean Pharmaceutical Association(KPA) injured oneself at a meeting. Part of the association sympathized and resp...

No. of days a pharmacy can sell ETC drugs is decreased to 3 days

In the areas excepted from the separation of drug prescribing and dispensing, the number of days a pharmacy can sell ETC drugs without doctors or dentists’ prescription will be reduced from 5 days to 3 days. If a pha...

President Chan-Hwi Cho, “I’ll turn the issue around”

“The pharmacists’ society got a step left for the extension of the convenient store drug list. However, I’ll turn this around.” Korean Pharmaceutical Association President Chan-Hwi Cho said this about the list extens...

Insurance Benefit Evaluation Committee accepts propriety of health insurance benefits for ‘Iclusig Tab’

The Health Insurance Benefit Evaluation Committee accepted propriety of Iclusig. Tecentriq Inj will also receive a conditional uninsured evaluation. The Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service(HIRA) Health Insur...

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