Pharmaceutical reform and physician strikes in Korea: separation of drug prescribing and dispensing.

@article{Kwon2003PharmaceuticalRA,
  title={Pharmaceutical reform and physician strikes in Korea: separation of drug prescribing and dispensing.},
  author={Soonman Kwon},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={57 3},
  pages={529-38}
}
Before the recent pharmaceutical reform in Korea that mandates the separation of drug prescribing and dispensing, physicians and pharmacists both prescribed and dispensed drugs, resulting in the overuse and misuse of drugs. The pharmaceutical reform attempts to change the provider's economic incentives by eliminating the providers' profit from drugs that have been a major source of their income. It also influences the pharmaceutical industry that has thrived on offering high margins to… CONTINUE READING