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Medical and pharmacy separation system to be reviewed after 6 months of its implementation.

Reviewing 8 proposed issues of the medical community including their separation model project, the MOHW responded that the out-results of the medical and pharmacy separation system would be reassessed after 6 months f...

Examination procedures for medicated cosmetics to be simplified.

Taking effect of the new cosmetic law from July 1 the KFDA disclosed an advanced announcement of "the regulation pertaining to the examination of medicated cosmetics etc." for the purpose of assessing its safety, effi...

Drug classification and substitutive prescriptions on hot issues.

The medical community raised issues for the government immediately to be resolved before implementing the government medical and pharmacy separation plan, which included the drug reclassification to a level of the adv...

Prescription substitutive drugs for original brands firstly approved.

The KFDA officially announced the first 818 prescription substitutive drugs (from 119 companies) for branded drugs so that all concerned groups including physicians, pharmacists, drug wholesalers and drug manufacturer...

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...

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