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Drug prescription by generic or brand name on hot issue.

The 2nd tripartite meeting on Nov. 2 opened but soon suspended only after identifying bipolar positions between the medical and the pharmacy communities. The 3rd meeting was soon resumed at 8 p.m. Following the tri...

FTC ordered KPMA and 39 drug companies to correct unfair trade practices.

After the insurance drug pricing policy was changed and adopted to the Actual Purchasing Price Reimbursement system along with implementation of the government's medical and pharmacy role separation program, most of l...

A new dioxin detoxicant agent to develop by Daewoong.

Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA: Daewoong), a liver protecting drug, was found with a possible detoxicate effect against Dioxin, one of the most toxic environmental hormone interrupters. An animal study conducted by Pro...

Harsh pressure by medical community to government widely diffused.

A tripartite meeting schedule among the government, the medical and the pharmacy communities has been postponed, which provokes a tough atmosphere especially in the radical groups of the medical community. The Stru...

Government's drug price slash gave no saving effects to insurance fund.

In the past 10 years the government cut insurance drug prices down almost every year in an excuse of saving the medical insurance financing fund. However, the KPMA recently conducted a survey regarding the saving effe...

KPA raised 27 proposals in talks with government.

The KPA has prepared 27 different subjects to propose in the forthcoming talks with the government, including removal of prior physician's agreement obligation for substitutive dispensing at pharmacies and dispensing ...

49 new drugs registered by 29 companies in first half of 2000.

A publication of the Korea Health and Industry Promotion Board on the subject of "A technology trend of the health and industry" disclosed that about 49 new drugs having 34 different ingredients, were introduced by 29...

Cisapride preparations stopped market supply from Oct. 25.

The KFDA stopped market supplying of Cisapride preparations, a gastrointestinal drug, from Oct. 25, and Janssen Korea, the supplier of Cisapride, and other 10 companies expressed to accept the measure. The KFDA ins...

Company downsizing only to survive drug wholesale industry.

The drug industry recently voiced a loud slogan "Do a business to meet the scale of company". This seems to come out from the recent overall economic declining trend and a serious economic pressure typically given to ...

Fair Trade Act to penalize unfair prescription business practices.

The MOHW took the 5th talks with the KPA on Oct. 25 at the Korea Health and Industry Promotion Board and discussed 27 subjects raised by the KPA including the prohibition of prescription business collusion between med...

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