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Will Tepid Pricing Debate Only Go Full-Throttle after Golden Week Holidays?

By Hiroyasu Onishi

The ongoing discussions on the proposed drug pricing overhaul appear surprisingly lukewarm. The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) opened up discussions by the Central Social Insurance Medical Council’s (Chuikyo) drug pricing subcommittee early this year, but so far it has only broadly asked panel members how they think about each topic, without pitching any concrete proposals ...


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