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LDP Heavyweights on Guard for Push to Scrap Coverage for Patch Medications
(Jul.5.2018)

By Takashi Ohama

Lawmakers of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) have formed a study group to discuss issues surrounding patch medications. Despite its positioning as just a committee under another study group, its roster of executives is quite eye catching, with some seeing it as “the very result of lobbying activities by a patch association.” As patch drugs have been repeatedly put up as a candidate for health coverage removals, the new group will compile a proposal as early as this autumn so as to ensure that their reimbursement will continue into the future ...

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