News About: Pharm. Affairs


Four Pharmacy Chain Firms Speed Up Efforts to Establish Joint Logistics System

Four pharmacy chain firms, namely, Onnuri Health, Medipharm, Withpham and Meditel affiliated with each other to set up a joint logistics system. According to industry sources, the four companies want to launch a ...

Prescription drugs adjusted when pharmacists raising opposition.

Number of prescription drugs determined by the regional medical association can be adjusted if pharmacists raise its problems. The KPA notified an official letter to all regional pharmacist associations, urging the...

Average Number of Medical Treatment Per Person Was 13 Last Year

One person had an average of 13 medical treatments and 1 out of 14 people had hospitalization treatment for one year last year. According to the National Health Insurance Corporation (NHIC), about 87% of the total ...

Prescription Medicines by Region to Be Adjusted to Around 800 Items

The Korea Pharmaceutical Association (KPA) has released a guide to each level of pharmaceutical associations imploring them to cooperate with doctors to adjust prescription medicines to around 800 items by region in s...

Big variety of wages hampers pharmacist supply and demand.

The pharmacist manpower supply and demand has been seriously unbalanced as a result of infinitive variety of pharmacist's wage system emerged after the implementation of the medical and pharmacy role separation system...

40% of Pharmacies Have Monthly Income Lower Than 1.5 Million Won

A survey revealed that an estimated 40% of all pharmacies in the country have a monthly income of only 1.5 million won. Proper measures are urgently needed because it was revealed that 92.4% of neighborhood pharmaci...

Dispute Arises in Setting Standard of Centralization Level of Prescriptions

A major controversy has erupted between the Korean Pharmaceutical Association (KPA) and pharmacies over the setting of the standard of centralization level of prescriptions, which was suggested as a means to eliminate...

Ten Groups to Refuse Handling of Medical Supplies in Which Zuellig Is Involved

Ten pharmaceutical associations including Pusan have adopted a joint statement calling for the correction of Zuellig's unfair business practices. The 10 chairmen of pharmaceutical associations from various cities ...

Fierce Competition to Attract Customers After Stoppage of Shuttle Bus Operation

After suspending the operation of the pharmacy's shuttle bus competition among pharmacies near the general hospital has intensified in an attempt to attract customers with prescription. According to news reports c...

The chain pharmacy industry showed favorable management results in the first half of the year

After being extremely depressed last year, the chain pharmacy industry has shown favorable management results in the first half of this year. However, a serious restructuring is expected to occur in the industry in...

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