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MHLW To Re-Examine Drug Sales System Information Sharing And Labeling

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

The Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau of Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare will hold a forum on OTC drug labeling and information-sharing with consumers regarding risk categorization to re-examine the OTC sales system as part of a follow up to the New Drug Legislation passed in 2006. Risk categorization took effect in April 2007, and this April, a test registration system for pharmacists qualified to handle lower-class drugs (first-class is the highest risk category) will be enacted



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