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Bacchus, Madecassol to be sold at supermarkets

Forty-eight health products previously requiring prescription will be available at supermarkets and 24-hour convenience stores nationwide from August, the Ministry of Health and Welfare said Wednesday.

The products include caffeine drink Bacchus; Madecassol and Antiphramine, both antiseptic ointments; digestion aid Whal Myung Soo and others, mostly cough drops, digestion solutions, pain killers, menthol pads.

The items were recently reclassified as quasi-drugs, proven medically safe on the majority of people for easier access by the public.

(baejisook@heraldcorp.com)
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