Korean Health Ministry’s Bill To Allow OTC Sales In Supermarkets Seen Stalled At National Assembly
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
The Health Ministry’s bill to allow sales of some OTC products in supermarkets looks to be doomed as lawmakers prepare for upcoming elections.
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