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Chuikyo Members Object to Extension of Prescription Limit for Injectable Ethical Narcotic
(Oct.5.2017)

Chuikyo General Meeting on Oct. 4
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) presented at a general meeting of the Central Social Insurance Medical Council (Chuikyo) on October 4 a proposal to extend the prescription limit from the current 14 days to 30 days for three ethical narcotics, including an injectable, used in palliative care. All three drugs are intended to be used at home, but Chuikyo members strongly objected to extending the prescription period for the injectable narcotic ...
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