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Reclassifying medications– How much do you know?
 

Reclassifying medications– How much do you know?

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As early as 2013, the Health Sciences Authority of Singapore (HSA) has been actively reclassifying medications. Fluconazole 150mg oral preparation and desonide 0.05% cream or lotion, were the first few examples of medications being reclassified from prescription-only medications to pharmacy–only medications this year. To date, more than 20 medications have enjoyed the same fate of reclassification1.
 
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17 Nov 2016 - General
 
It’s great to hear that in Singapore, the Health Sciences Authority is responsible for reclassifying medications. At first I was confused by the terms Pharmacy only and Prescription only, but reading this article made me realize that these classifications would be similar to prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Here in the Philippines, classification of drugs are similar to how they are classified in Western countries, under prescription only, over-the-counter/ non-prescription, and regulate...
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Madhubabu kaaja what I can add to the article that
Reclassification of a product normally follows a request from the company which holds a marketing authorisation (MA) (product licence) for it. However, requests can be made by any interested party, such as a professional body, or be initiated by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

Rarely, medicines which were previously cla...
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The Health Sciences Authority of Singapore (HSA) has reclassified the medications in 2013 such as Fluconazole 150mg oral preparation and desonide 0.05% cream or lotion, were the first few examples of medications being reclassified from prescription-only medications to pharmacy–only medications this year. HSA has a pretty crucial role in the regulation of medication that we must know such as medications are classified into three classes according to HSA, Prescription-Only (POM), Pharmacy-Only (P)...
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