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(LEAD) S. Korea's drug watchdog halts sales of anti-diarrheal meds

2013/08/08 17:38

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's drug watchdog said Thursday that it has temporarily suspended sales of several dozen anti-diarrheal medications, the first such move in more than two decades.

The move by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety comes as Dongwha Pharm Co., one of major South Korean drugmakers, was found to have used a combination of two different strains of lactobacillus in making Lacteol than the one that was originally approved by the government in 1988.