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Japan Debates Proposed Rules To Enforce Internet Drug Sales Ban

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Japanese pharmacies have called for a ban on Internet sales of over-the-counter drugs as Internet companies battle against a new law set to take effect next June. The Revised Japanese Pharmaceutical Law would ban such sales, but moves for associated enforcement regulation have prompted a controversy. Internet companies Yahoo and Rakuten, with the support of the Japan Online Drugstore Association, have petitioned the health ministry to block the regulations. The Japan Association of Chain Drug Stores is leading a call in support of the government plans. (Click here for more

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