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PMDA Chief Kondo to Step Down after 11 Years in Charge
March 25, 2019
Tatsuya Kondo, chief executive of the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) who has transformed the agency into the world’s top-level regulatory authority in his 11-year tenure, will bow out at the end of the month, Jiho learned.Dr Kondo is…

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Ono Pharmaceutical President Gyo Sagara talked about the long struggles his company endured before its anti-PD-1 antibody Opdivo (nivolumab) became a standard treatment for cancer, expressing his thankfulness to the late Emeritus Professor Osamu Hayaishi…
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The Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (JPMA) will work to continue making its case for the importance of reflecting medicines' multi-faceted valuesto their reimbursement prices in a bid to win the understanding of skeptical lawmakers, a…
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