The “clinical medicine information service system” contains details on 12,000 pharmaceuticals and 154,000 kinds of medicines from more than 50 countries, according to a report carried by Voice of Korea.
“It has also more than 15,000 words for search concerning indications, side-effects and contra-indications so that everyone can freely search information on medicines on their basis,” VOK said in its report.[audio:http://www.northkoreatech.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/130410-vok-medicine.mp3]
A 90-second report on the system also made the Tuesday evening TV news (below), but I haven’t see a KCNA article about it yet.
From the looks of the system in the TV report, it’s based around a software program running on Windows that either runs from a local (likely) or network database. It’s not a fully online service that runs through a browser.