Pay-for-use household medicines
Creating numerous best-selling products through the ages
Since its foundation in 1876, the core of Kokando’s products has been pay-for-use household medicines, particularly oriental medicines. Pay-for-use medicines are provided initially to households free of charge, and then sales staff periodically visit the household, collect fees for the medicines used, and restock the medicines. Products such as Rokukshingan, Yutanen, and Akadama-hara-kusuri are Kokando’s best-selling products that have been improved through the ages and are still often used by households throughout Japan. In addition, Kokando is aggressively working to develop medicines that meld the latest science with traditional crude drugs (crude drugs are medicinal compounds in their natural form, especially ones taken from a plant or animal).
Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines
Meeting the diverse needs of a self-care era
Due to health care consciousness and a greater interest in self-care, there has been heightened expectation for OTC medicines more than ever. Kokando’s oriental medicines, which are gentle on the body, are expected to play increasingly important role in helping people care for themselves. Making the most of its technical prowess and knowledge that it has gained over the years, we are also striving to supply easy-to-take, Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines that can be used with peace of mind.
Tapping new potentials that take advantage of the latest facilities and acquired know-how
Recently there has been a rapid increase in demand for ethical drugs produced using the latest production lines that meet Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirements and know-how accumulated through the production system integrated pharmaceutical product development through to marketing.Pharmaceuticals supplied to front-line medical facilities must meet the needs of the facility and be highly specialized, and Kokando can handle a broad range of work, including development and production, particularly for OEM manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, and has won firm trust.The highly cultivated know-how that has been made use of for pay-for-use household medicines.
For healthier, more pleasant life
The relationship between people and medicines has grown closer and more diverse as a result of the recent trend towards deregulation. Some of the medicines have been reclassified as quasi-drugs so that they can be purchased at convenience stores and supermarkets. In addition to handling these kinds of quasi-drugs, Kokando is working to develop and produce health care products; particularly energy drinks that help people live healthier, more pleasant life are of our focus. This field is expected to grow in the future.
Health foods / cosmetics
Products developed from the perspective of a manufacturer of oriental medicines
Products that incorporate crude drug ingredients are not limited to medicines. While medicines are used by people who are ill, Kokando also wants to provide products to those who wish to maintain their health and youthfulness. Crude drugs by its nature has gradual effects on our body. We have developed products from the perspective of a manufacturer of oriental medicines so that customers can enjoy healthy life everyday.