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About designated drug fixed for law (the medicine machine method) about quality, effective and safe securing of pharmaceutical products, medical equipment

Last update date July 26, 2019

When probability to have excitement of the central nervous system or restraint or hallucinatory action is high and it is used for human body by law (the medicine machine method) about quality, effective and safe securing of pharmaceutical products, medical equipment for prevention of drug abuse, harm in insurance hygiene might occur, and the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare appoints (except stimulant, cannabis, drug, psychotropic drug, opium and poppy straw) as designated drug. These materials are only things added at high frequency in product circulated as dangerous drag.

In designated drug, we appoint specific material group which appoints one material individually each, and resembles (appoint individually) in chemical structure comprehensively, and there are two kinds of (we contain and appoint).

2,300 or more materials are set as designated drug as of 2019. We are not supposed to do production, import, sale, advertisement of these designated drugs except exception by the medicine machine method.

Extract of the medicine machine method

(prohibition such as production)

4 of Article 76
You set in Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare ordinance as diagnosis, treatment of illness or preventive use and use that there is not fear with outbreak of harm for human body and it produces to offer and imports and sells designated drug to use except (you say "uses such as medical care" in the next article.) and confers or stores for the purpose of sale or the conferment or must not exhibit.

(limit of advertisement)

5 of Article 76
You must not perform some, the advertisement unless you perform targeting at people who use drug designated as other masters in uses such as medical care when people concerned with medical care to publish article about medical affairs or pharmaceutical affair or natural science perform by newspaper (they say the pharmaceutical person concerned or person engaging in study on natural science.) for or magazine about designated drug.

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