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May Listing OK’ed for Darzquro, Pemazyre, Vitrakvi, Kesimpta and More
May 12, 2021
Japan’s key reimbursement policy panel on May 12 approved the NHI price listing of 13 new medicines slated for May 19, with Janssen Pharmaceutical’s multiple myeloma (MM) drug carrying the highest peak sales outlook among…

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May 12, 2021
Ono Pharmaceutical on May 11 reported growth of 5.8% in its FY2020 consolidated revenue to reel in 309.2 billion yen on the back of brisk sales of the anti-PD-1 antibody Opdivo (nivolumab) and the SGLT2 inhibitor Forxiga (dapagliflozin).In the year…
May 12, 2021
Takeda Pharmaceutical enjoyed an 8.5-fold leap in net profit in the year through March 2021 as it yielded gains on a series of non-core asset divestitures and booked lower expenses related to the Shire acquisition…
May 12, 2021
Ono Pharmaceutical President Gyo Sagara on May 11 questioned the health ministry’s plan to apply yet another re-pricing for its flagship PD-1 inhibitor Opdivo (nivolumab) after repeated price cuts over the past years.“It would be…

Takeda Pharmaceutical, Eisai, and Nippon Chemiphar offeredearly retirement programs over the past year, a Jiho survey revealed. It appears that not all of them are looking at downsizing, however, with some aggressively seeking to “rejuvenate” their employees by replacing ones…

By Takashi Ohama

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) appears to be ready to begin post-launch drug price adjustments based on cost-effectiveness assessments (CEAs) for the first time since the system was introduced in April 2019. As price tweaks will be…

By Yoshinori Sagehashi

Biogen’s controversial Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab was filed for Japanese regulatory approval in December. If approved, it will be the first…

Japan’s key reimbursement policy panel on December 20 approved an outline of its FY2020 drug pricing reform next April, with…

Japan will go ahead with the introduction of a cost-effectiveness assessment (CEA) scheme for drugs and medical devices in April…

By Eric Persoff

The past month has seen two significant milestones in healthcare price control measures in Japan: The first “off-year” NHI reimbursement price cuts, and release of the first results under Japan’s “cost-effectiveness assessment” system. Both milestones have been anticipated for quite…

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