Nov 13, 2013

Rakuten unit sues over curbs on selling drugs over Internet

Kenko.com Inc., a unit of Internet retailer Rakuten Inc., said it has filed a lawsuit against the government to fight restrictions on the online sale of some drugs. The government’s ban is “unconstitutional,” Kenko said in a statement to the Tokyo Stock Exchange on ...

Internet retailers set sights on prescription drugs for deregulation

Oct 30, 2013

Internet retailers set sights on prescription drugs for deregulation

With removing restrictions on Internet sales of nonprescription drugs a centerpiece of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s deregulation drive, officials are now working on the final details in a bill to revise the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law. The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry is opposed to ...