News About: Pharm. Affairs


Next term president of Kuro and Dongjak district KPA in hot competition.

Dec. 21 is the date for the next term presidents in Kuro and Dongjak district KPAs to be elected. The election campaign appeared with a harsh competition in Dongjak-ku with Mr. Park Chan-doo, the present president and...

Explosive sales of Vitamin C preparations in the market.

It is quite a good news for the drug companies producing high dosed Vitamin C preparations to meet unprecedently a sudden explosive market demand after a medical school professor staged in the TV show, advocating the ...

Korea Pharmaceutical Information Foundation to establish at end of this month.

The KPA announced to establish the Korea Pharmaceutical Information Foundation (KPIF), a juridical foundation, around the end of this month under joint investments by 3 pharmaceutical organizations, the KPA, the KPMA ...

Drug industry to spur market expansion of nutritional supplements.

Aiming at the 960 billion won worth of the nutritional supplement market this year the pharmaceutical industry accelerated to put many efforts into the market for taking over better shares, which indirectly helped a g...

Pharmacists against legislation movement to prohibit free dispensing practices at pharmacies.

The KPA, a pharmacist lobbying group, strongly stood against the government's legislation movement for provisional standards and guidelines of supervising pharmacist's free dispensing practices. The MOHW recently ...

Neighbour town pharmacists to put lawsuit against KPA head.

Pharmacists who are operating neighbour town drug stores intended to prosecute the president of KPA in charge of their dereliction of duty. Mr. Kwon Tae-jung, the chief of the Survival Movement Headquarter for Neig...

KPA to determine final approval for agreed issues with medical communities.

The KPA plans to finalize the current medical reform issues before the end of this week, most of which were agreed with the medical delegates during the 3 way talks. However, it seems to be not easy for them to mak...

Hospital pharmacy downsized under medical reform program.

The 20th Conference of the Korea Society of Hospital Pharmacist was held from Nov. 11 to 12 at Mooju Resort, Chunbuk Province, and a survey disclosed a lot of hospital pharmacist manpower layoff at most of hospitals a...

Unfair rebates to cut off by prescribing in generic name.

In the 2nd tripartite meeting on Nov. 1 the pharmacist association claimed that any unfair and illegal rebates prevailed between medical institutes and drug manufacturers can be blocked by prescribing medications in g...

Growing number of pharmacy not to sell OTCs.

After the government's medical and pharmacy role separation system launched, most pharmacies located near big hospitals have not sold any general (non-prescription) drugs, which is very unusual. Most of them spent so ...

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