Large Store Chain In Japan To Sell OTC Drugs Under Changed Rule
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
FamilyMart, a nationwide retail chain in Japan, plans to sell over-the-counter drugs at as many as 150 of its stores by 2011. Beginning next April, a new regulation takes effect allowing retailers to sell OTC drugs that do not have a high risk of side effects. The rule requires a registered salesperson to be present in the store. FamilyMart, a chain of 7,000 convenience stores, is the first major retailer to announce it would take advantage of the rule relaxation. (Click here for more - a subscription may be required
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