News About: Goverment


Viagra to be dispensed only under physician's prescription.

The KFDA announced a revised provision in advance that preparations containing Furosemide (diuretics), Phenylpropanolamine Hcl (anorexants) and Carisoprodol (muscle relaxants) be additionally classified to the abuse a...

Medical institutes to be disqualified if enticing patients.

The Deregulation and Reform Commission affiliated to the Prime Ministry Office deliberated and adopted a reform plan related with the medical insurance during the 52th meeting on May 15. In line with the government de...

Inspection on hospital annexed pharmacies to be intensified.

The MOHW made it clear that the inspection on the hospital annexed pharmacies will be carried out far intensively along with the administrative guidance. The KPA raised an administrative disposition to the MOHW agains...

Fees for prescription and dispensing to increase from July.

The MOHW announced on Feb. 29 that the prescription and dispensing fees would be readjusted to increase in June to take effect from July 1 in order to compensate for the business loss that the medical institutes might...

Compounded or injectable drugs permitted for substituted dispensing

Under the medical and pharmacy separation system pharmacists may substitute drugs in their dispensing on physician's prescriptions for other equivalent drugs, especially for the simple preparations in tablet, capsule ...

Realistic dispensing fees supportive to improve pharmacy management.

The MOHW plans to establish a new payment system for insurance medication expenses directly reimbursable to the drug supplier from the insurance agency without getting through the medical institutes where medication w...

Opening of packaged drugs for sale by drug wholesalers may be granted.

To minimize heavy inventory burdens that might occur at retail pharmacies under the medical and pharmacy separation plan and to dispense prescriptions more swiftly and efficiently the government may allow drug wholesa...

900 towns to be exceptional regions of medical and pharmacy separation plan.

About 900 towns across the nation where no medical institutes and pharmacies or only 1 to 2 pharmacies were available seemed to be nominated as an exceptional region from the government medical and pharmacy separation...

Trust acts between pharmacies and clinics forbidden.

The MOHW is going to make a final provisional arrangement of eliminating any trust acts that might happen between physicians and pharmacists in transaction of the prescription issuance and its filling under the govern...

Environmental hormonal substances to be controlled.

The KFDA plans to newly establish "Endocrinological Toxicology Section" under the Korea Institute of Toxicology (KIT) mainly responsible for the administration of the endocrinological hazardous substances (so called "...

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