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Kudos to MHLW for Creating New Confab, but 1st Meeting Stirs Industry Frustration
(May.30.2018)

By Takashi Ohama

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) set up a new public-private dialogue (kanmin taiwa) confab in April as a venue to discuss drug pricing reforms. While the move was generally welcomed by the pharmaceutical industry, which calls for close communications towards the next pricing reform slated for FY2020, some frustrated officials grumbled that their first meeting lacked constructive exchanges ...

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