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MHLW Council Recommends Switching of 4 APIs; Switching of Levonorgestrel for Emergency Contraception Disapproved
(Jul.28.2017)

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare’s (MHLW) council on the switching from prescription to nonprescription drugs discussed on July 26 whether five ethical APIs might be switched to OTC status in response to requests from related medical societies and individuals. Council members agreed that switching is conditionally acceptable for four of them. The switching of levonorgestrel for emergency contraception was disapproved ...
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