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Rules of the road: South Korea

South Korea is much more than Psy’s pop single “Gangnam Style” or the TV series “M*A*S*H,” which lasted three times longer than the actual Korean conflict. It’s one of the most remarkable modern economic success stories. The Eighth United States Army, about 29,000 strong, has long had a front row seat, but most Americans have not. Starting with the ’88 Olympics coming out party, South Korea has arrived. For U.S. OTC brand owners, it’s inevitably an A-list market.

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Report: Minnesota pharmacist work restrictions may impede independents

The Minnesota Board of Pharmacy is proposing new rules to prohibit pharmacies from requiring their pharmacists to work more than 12 continuous hours in a day, the Mankato Free Press reported Friday. "Area pharmacists said they understood the board’s intentions, but wondered how it might affect smaller pharmacies who only have one pharmacist working at a given time," the report noted. "Rules already in place require the pharmacy to shut down while a pharmacist is away unless the medication area can be locked down." (Mankato Free Press)

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PaxVax announces Vaxchora cholera vaccine availability

The FDA approved Vaxchora in June for adults traveling to cholera-affected areas, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices unanimously recommended it for travelers to areas of active cholera transmission the same month.